# Skills Practice Ratios - Cobb Learning

NAME _____________________________________________ DATE __________________ PERIOD _________
Skills Practice
Ratios
For Exercises 1–10, write each ratio as a fraction in simplest form.
Then explain its meaning.
1. 3 sailboats to 6 fan boats
2. 4 tulips to 6 daffodils
1
2
; For every 1 sailboat,
; For every 2 tulips,
2
3
there are 2 fan boats.
there are 3 daffodils.
3. 5 ducks to 30 geese
4. 5 baseballs to 25 softballs
1
1
; For every duck, there
; For every baseball, there
6
5
are 6 geese.
are 5 softballs.
5. 6 poodles to 18 beagles
6. 10 brown eggs to 12 white eggs
5
1
; For every poodle, there are
; For every 5 brown eggs,
3
6
3 beagles.
there are 6 white eggs.
7.
WALLPAPER
The design on Santana’s wall includes 16 pink stripes and
20 green stripes. Find the ratio of pink stripes to green stripes.
4
; For every 4 pink stripes, there are 5 green stripes.
5
8.
JAZZ BAND
In the jazz band at Wyatt’s school, there are 15 trumpets and
9 trombones. Find the ratio of trombones to trumpets.
3
; For every 3 trombones, there are 5 trumpets.
5
9.
WILDLIFE PARK
At a wildlife park, Zoey counted 10 lions and 14 tigers.
What is the ratio of lions to tigers?
5
; For every 5 lions, there are 7 tigers.
7
10.
MAILBOX
In one week, Latrina received 18 letters and 8 bills. What
was the ratio of bills to letters?
4
; For every 4 bills, there were 9 letters.
9
Gym Class Activities
11.
Mr. Riley allowed a class of sixth graders to
GYM CLASS
Activity
Students
choose an activity for their gym class. What is the ratio
Volleyball
12
of students playing volleyball to the total number of
Softball
21
students? Write the ratio as a fraction in simplest form.
Soccer
3
1
; Every 1 out of
Then explain its meaning.
3
3 students is playing volleyball.
12.
In a fruit salad, there are 12 strawberries, 14 grapes, 6 kiwis,
and 4 papayas. Find the ratio of kiwis to the total number of pieces of
fruit in the fruit salad. Write the ratio as a fraction in simplest form. Then
1
; There is 1 kiwi for every 6 pieces of fruit.
explain its meaning.
6
4 4
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