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    i need help on this word problem about ratio

    how is winning 9 games 6:2 ratio? i know how it reduces to 3:1 but i don't understand the 9 games a 6:2 ratio
    AHH I REALLY DON'T GET HIS EXPLANATION
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    Re: i need help on this word problem about ratio

    Which sentence of the explanation do you not understand?
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    Re: i need help on this word problem about ratio

    pretty much everything lol but i think its the "If they won 9 games which is a 6:2 ratio (which reduces to 3:1, right?) they won 9 and lost 3" part
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    Re: i need help on this word problem about ratio

    Quote Originally Posted by asilvester635 View Post
    "If they won 9 games which is a 6:2 ratio (which reduces to 3:1, right?) they won 9 and lost 3"
    The ratio 6 : 2 is the same as 3 : 1. The latter ratio means that for every three wins, there is one loss. How many groups of three wins are in nine wins? By definition of division, this is 9 / 3 = 3 groups of three. Therefore, there are three losses.

    Since above the divisor and the quotient are both 3, let me give another example. If there were 12 wins initially and the ratio were still 3 : 1, how many groups of 3 wins are in 12 wins? It's 12 / 3 = 4 groups. For each group (of 3 wins), there is a single loss. Therefore, there are 4 losses. This example is not related to the problem in post #1.
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