Prealgebra Ratio

Perform the indicated operations:
 1. The width of a rectangle is 12ft and the length is 8 feet. Write the ratio, in simplest form, of its length to its width as a fraction. 2. During one month a family spent \$750 for rent and \$600 for food. Find the ratio, in simplest form, of the amount of money spent for food to the money spent for rent. 3. A family bought a new washer and dryer. They spent \$400 for the washer and \$520 for the dryer. Find the ratio, in simplest form, of the money spent for the dryer to amount of money spent for the washer. 4. A contractor mixes sand and stone to install fence posts.For a specific job, he combines 45 pounds of sand with 15 pounds of stone.Find the ratio, in simplest form, of sand to stone. 5.While shopping a women saw a jacket she liked that cost \$100.The next week, she went shopping and the same jacket was reduced to \$80. Find the ratio, in simplest form, of the decrease in price to the original amount. 6. A house had an original value of \$200,000. Three years later it was selling for \$250,000. Find the ratio, in simplest form, of the increase in price to the original value. email All Math Contents Copyright©1997 - 2014 by Ellen Freedman, All Rights Reserved.