# Ratios

### By: Karly Thomas

Definition: A ratio is a statement of how two numbers compare. It is a comparison of the size of one number to the size of another number.

3 Different ways to write a ratio; 4/8, 4:8, or 4 to 8

*Simplifying Ratios*

A ratios can be simplified by dividing both sides of the ratios by the Highest Common Factor. The highest common factor is the largest number that goes into both numbers of your ratios.

To simplify you multiply or divided the top and the bottom by the same number.

*Simplifying Ratios*