anonymous
  • anonymous
What is the ratio 15 : 24 written in lowest terms? A. 3:5 B. 5:8 C. 3:4 D. 7:8
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anonymous
  • anonymous
hi
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
Hi xgamer! I'm looking at it, just give me a moment:)
anonymous
  • anonymous
k

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anonymous
  • anonymous
C
anonymous
  • anonymous
is he right?
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
So, all you need to do to write 15:24 in lowest terms is simplify it just the way you would simplify fractions.
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok so c is right?
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
No, that one isn't it. Would you like me to walk you through simplifying?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes plz
anonymous
  • anonymous
So how is C. not right
anonymous
  • anonymous
idk
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
Ok, so to simplify a ratio is just the same as simplifying a fraction. To simplify a proper fraction, you take the greatest common factor of the numerator and denominator, or in this case, both numbers of the ratio.
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
Do you know what the GCF of 15 and 24 is?
anonymous
  • anonymous
not really im horible at this stuff
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
Well the GCF just means the biggest factor that both numbers have. So let's look at the factors of both numbers: 15: 1, 3, 5, 15 24: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 12, 24 Do you see a common factor in both lists?
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
In other words, do you see a factor that both numbers have?
anonymous
  • anonymous
yes
anonymous
  • anonymous
3 and 1
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
Great:) So we already know that 3 is the bigger one, so now we divide the two numbers by 3: 15/3 24/3
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
5 and 8 i got
anonymous
  • anonymous
so B?
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
Exactly! Yes, that is the correct answer:)
anonymous
  • anonymous
ok
anonymous
  • anonymous
ready for next 3?
quickstudent
  • quickstudent
Sure:) please open another question for it:)

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