# Pre-algebra: Express the ratio in lowest terms

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How to express the ratio below in lowest terms

Explain in detail how to express the ratio below in lowest terms. This question is worth
5 points because you need to EXPLAIN IN DETAIL HOW YOU SIMPLIFIED THE RATIO.

25 minutes to 120 minutes

### Comments for Pre-algebra: Express the ratio in lowest terms

 Jan 20, 2013 Ratio by: Staff AnswerPart IFinal Answer – ratio expressed in lowest terms: 5 to 24 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Explanation:A ratio is a comparison of two different values using division.25 minutes to 120 minutes expresses the ratio (or proportion) in words.The order of the two values is important. In this case the 25 minutes is listed first and the 120 minutes is listed second.Mathematically, the ratio is usually written in (1) “odds notation” or (2) as a fraction.(1) To use odds notation, simply substitute the colon “:” for the word “to” (2) To write the ratio as a fraction, place the first value in the numerator and the second value in the denominator (rather than the other way around). ---------------------------------------------

 Jan 20, 2013 Ratio by: Staff ---------------------------------------------Part IICancel the Units Factor the numerator and the denominator ---------------------------------------------

 Jan 20, 2013 Ratio by: Staff ---------------------------------------------Part IIICancel the common factors which appear in the numerator and denominator Multiply the remaining factors. This expresses the ratio in the lowest terms. Thanks for writing.Staff www.solving-math-problems.com

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