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    Hello
    This isn't really a urgent question, but i'd just like to ask something, that i have forgotten! I'v got a Maths Exam later today and i'm doing a bit of revision.
    okay here it is:
    600 mL to 1000 mL = 600 : 1000
    = 3 : 5
    = 0.6
    i'v forgotten how to to the numbers in bold. Like how do we simplify it? How do we narrow the result in red, to the bold numbers?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sazza View Post
    Hello
    This isn't really a urgent question, but i'd just like to ask something, that i have forgotten! I'v got a Maths Exam later today and i'm doing a bit of revision.
    okay here it is:
    600 mL to 1000 mL = 600 : 1000
    = 3 : 5
    = 0.6
    i'v forgotten how to to the numbers in bold. Like how do we simplify it? How do we narrow the result in red, to the bold numbers?
    Thanks
    we just divide:

    ratios can be expressed as rational functions (or should i say numbers? Note: "rational function/number" is just a fancy word for fraction)

    so 3:5 is the same as 3/5 = 0.6
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