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Book edition Common Core Edition
Author(s) Ron Larson, Laurie Boswell, Timothy D. Kanold, Lee Stiff
Pages 183 pages
ISBN 9780547587776 # Tell whether the ratio is in simplest form. If not, write it in simplestform. Then write the ratio in two other ways.3. 8 to 6

The ratio of 8 to 6 is not in the simplest form.

The simplest form of the ratio of 8 to 6 is given by 4 to 3.

The other two forms are $\frac{4}{3}$ and 4:3.

See the step by step solution

## Step 1 . Given

The given ratio is: 8 to 6.

## Step 2  .To determine

We have to check if the given ratio is in the simplest form or not.

Then we have to find the given ratio in the simplest form. (If not)

After that, we have to write the simplest form of the given ratio in two other ways.

## Step 3 . Calculation

We first find the factors of 8 and 6.

$\begin{array}{c}\text{The factors of 8 = 1,2,4,8 and}\\ \text{The factors of 6 = 1,2,3,6.}\\ \text{The GCF of 8 and 6 = 2, that is, both 8 and 6 are divisible by 2.}\end{array}$

This means the ratio of 8 to 6 is not in the simplest form.

To simplify we will reduce the ratio by 2,

$\begin{array}{l}\frac{8}{6}=\frac{8÷2}{6÷2}\text{}\left[\text{Divide numerator and denominator by 2.}\right]\\ =\frac{4}{3}\end{array}$

The common factor of 4 and 3 = 1. It means 4 to 3 is in the simplest form of the ratio.

So, the simplest form of the ratio of 8 to 6 is given by 4 to 3.

The other two ways to write the ratio are: $\frac{4}{3}$ and 4:3. ### Want to see more solutions like these? 