# ratio help

• May 6th 2009, 04:59 AM
ratio help
24 The label on a can of soup gives this
nutritional information.

Typical Values Per Per Can
Energy 108Kcal
Protein 3.2g
Carbohydrate 22.4g
Fat 0.8g
Fibre 3.6g
Sodium 1.2g
What is the ratio of fat to fibre in the
soup?

A
1 : 4

B
2 : 9

C
4 : 1

D 9 : 2

I've got the answer but don't know how to get it. Can someone please help me?(Thinking)

Chris.
• May 6th 2009, 05:06 AM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by csyrad
24 The label on a can of soup gives this
nutritional information.

Typical Values Per Per Can
Energy 108Kcal
Protein 3.2g
Carbohydrate 22.4g
Fat 0.8g
Fibre 3.6g
Sodium 1.2g

What is the ratio of fat to fibre in the
soup?
A

1 : 4
B

2 : 9
C

4 : 1
D 9 : 2

I've got the answer but don't know how to get it. Can someone please help me?(Thinking)

Chris.

$0.8 : 3.6 \equiv 8 : 36 \equiv 2 : 9$

• May 6th 2009, 05:10 AM
bebrave
9:2 is wrong...
because would there is more fat than fibre...
(sorry my bad English)maybe you can understand me answer should be 2:9.

edit:sorry MRF...Ididnt see your solution..
• May 6th 2009, 05:28 AM
thanks
thanks for the answer, but how did you work it out???????
• May 6th 2009, 05:43 AM
bebrave
Typical Values Per Per Can
Energy 108Kcal
Protein 3.2g
Carbohydrate 22.4g
Fat 0.8g
Fibre 3.6g
Sodium 1.2g

Typical Values Per 100g Per can
Energy 27kcal 108kcal
Protein 0.8g 3.2g
Carbohydrate 5.6g 22.4g
Fat 0.2g 0.8g
Fibre 0.9g 3.6g
Sodium 0.3g 1.2g

noted this ;)
• May 6th 2009, 10:48 AM
HallsofIvy
A "ratio" is a fraction. The "ratio of fat to fiber" is 0.8/3.6= 8/36 and now divide both numerator and denominator by 4: 8/36= 2/9. The ratio is 2:9.
• May 6th 2009, 04:43 PM
thanks
Thanks for replying but have you got a very easy way of doing ratios???

There must be one...isn't there???(Wait)
• May 6th 2009, 07:37 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by csyrad
Thanks for replying but have you got a very easy way of doing ratios???

There must be one...isn't there???(Wait)

There is nothing easier than what you've been shown. It may be that you need to revise and consolidate the basic arithmetic skills that the ratio questions build upon.