# alg 1 ratio

• February 2nd 2009, 08:35 AM
Drea_2826
alg 1 ratio
the ratio of raisins to nuts in a mixture containing 3 cups raisins and 1 1/4 cups nuts
• February 2nd 2009, 08:49 AM
ccibball500
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drea_2826
the ratio of raisins to nuts in a mixture containing 3 cups raisins and 1 1/4 cups nuts

12 to 5 (just multiply each number by 4)
• February 2nd 2009, 08:59 AM
masters
Quote:

Originally Posted by Drea_2826
the ratio of raisins to nuts in a mixture containing 3 cups raisins and 1 1/4 cups nuts

Hi Drea,

Just to add a bit to the previous poster's response....

$\frac{raisins}{nuts}=\dfrac{3}{1 \frac{1}{4}}=\dfrac{3}{\frac{5}{4}}=3 \cdot \frac{4}{5}=\frac{12}{5}$