# Ratio

• May 22nd 2012, 05:59 PM
vaironxxrd
Ratio
Is saying that 31,317people/45,678people is the same as 41people/50people?
• May 23rd 2012, 12:07 AM
earboth
Re: Ratio
Quote:

Originally Posted by vaironxxrd
Is saying that 31,317people/45,678people is the same as 41people/50people?

That's wrong:

$\displaystyle{\frac{31317}{45678} = \frac{3 \cdot 11 \cdot 13 \cdot 73}{2 \cdot 3 \cdot 23 \cdot 331}}$
• May 23rd 2012, 03:47 AM
vaironxxrd
Re: Ratio
Quote:

Originally Posted by earboth
That's wrong:

$\displaystyle{\frac{31317}{45678} = \frac{3 \cdot 11 \cdot 13 \cdot 73}{2 \cdot 3 \cdot 23 \cdot 331}}$

Sorry for that earboth I posted the wrong ration here it is
37,317/45,678 = 102/125 ?

What I'm trying to do is scale down the ration of people to show the difference between these numbers
• May 23rd 2012, 04:58 AM
Wilmer
Re: Ratio
Just do the divisions (got a calculator?):
37317 / 45678 = .816957...
102 / 125 = .816

Now decide if close enough to suit your purpose!

37332 / 45750 = 102 / 125 is precise.