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Ratio: Level 6

Use ratio notation, reduce a ratio to its simplest form and divide a given quantity into a number of parts in proportion to a given ratio.

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This is level 6; Comparing the parts of a ratio. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 9 questions correct.

1. Jagdish and Suky share some sweets in the ratio 3:2. Jagdish gets 4 more sweets than Suky. How many sweets does Suky get?
Sweets
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2. Rita and Marlon share some caps in the ratio 7:5. Rita gets 22 more caps than Marlon. How many caps did Marlon get? Correct Wrong

3. John is 24 years older than his younger sister. The ratio of their ages is 8:5. How old is John? Correct Wrong

4. Sam and Jas share some flowers in the ratio 5:9. Jas gets 44 more flowers than Sam. How many flowers does Jas get?
Flowers
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5. Mrs Doobenkoff is 12 years younger than her auntie. The ratio of their ages is 11:15. How old is Mrs Doobenkoff? Correct Wrong

6. Eric and Ernie share some money. Eric gets twice as much as Ernie. What fraction of the money does Ernie get?

    A: \( \frac12 \)   B: \( \frac13 \)   C: \( \frac23 \)   D: some other fraction.

Type in the letter of your chosen answer.
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7. Jill is three times as tall as Jack. What fraction of Jill's height is Jack's?

    A: \( \frac14 \)   B: \( \frac13 \)   C: \( \frac23 \)   D: some other fraction.

Type in the letter of your chosen answer.
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8. Yuen and Lee share some biscuits. Yuen gets three times as many biscuits as Lee. What fraction of the biscuits does Lee get?

    A: \( \frac14 \)   B: \( \frac13 \)   C: \( \frac23 \)   D: some other fraction.

Type in the letter of your chosen answer.
Correct Wrong

9. A bag contains red, blue and yellow blocks in the ratio 3:4:7. There are 12 more blue blocks than red blocks. How many yellow blocks are in the bag? Correct Wrong

10. A box contains purple, green and orange counters in the ratio 5:7:10. There are 30 more orange counters than purple counters. How many green counters are in the box? Correct Wrong

11. A jar contains grey, black and white balls in the ratio 9:2:8. There are 84 more grey balls than black balls. How many balls are in the jar altogether? Correct Wrong

12. A tank contains fish, crabs and shells. The number of fish is four fifths of the number of crabs. The number of shells is eleven tenths of the number of crabs. What is the ratio of fish, crabs and shells expressed in its lowest terms? Correct Wrong

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This is Ratio level 6. You can also try:
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Level 7

There is also a related exercise on the Unitary Method.

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Level 1 - Identifying ratios from pictures

Level 2 - Simplifying ratios

Level 3 - Simplifying ratios with mixed units

Level 4 - Simplifying ratios with fractional parts

Level 5 - Dividing a quantity in a given ratio

Level 6 - Comparing the parts of a ratio

Level 7 - Using ratios in real life

Retro: Real life problems adapted from an old Mathematics textbook

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