# Another ratio question

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• Aug 9th 2008, 07:27 AM
ladyk
Another ratio question
I'm trying to convert 45 seconds to 30 minutes as a fraction in simplest form. Would I make 30 minutes into seconds like 30 minutes equals 1800 seconds, so the ration to change to a fraction would be 45/1800?

Air told me that the way I was going about it was correct. I made a new thread so that others can see. Thanks to Air for explaining the rules. :)
• Aug 9th 2008, 07:32 AM
Simplicity
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Originally Posted by ladyk
I'm trying to convert 45 seconds to 30 minutes as a fraction in simplest form. Would I make 30 minutes into seconds like 30 minutes equals 1800 seconds, so the ration to change to a fraction would be 45/1800?

Air told me that the way I was going about it was correct. I made a new thread so that others can see. Thanks to Air for explaining the rules. :)

Yes, you are correct but it can be simplified further by dividing the numerator and the denominator by $45$.

$\frac{45}{1800} = \frac{1}{40}$
• Aug 9th 2008, 07:38 AM
ladyk
I did, and I came up with 1/40. Oh, and can you check out the other thread? I have a question in there for you.