# Thread: ratio help

1. ## 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?

Chris.

2. 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?

Chris.

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

3. 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..

4. ## thanks

thanks for the answer, but how did you work it out???????

5. 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

6. 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.

7. ## thanks

Thanks for replying but have you got a very easy way of doing ratios???

There must be one...isn't there???

8. 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???
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.