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Question Video: Expressing a Given Ratio in the Simplest Form Mathematics

Express the ratio 4.4 : 3.3 : 8.8 in its simplest form.


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Express the ratio 4.4 to 3.3 to 8.8 in its simplest form.

A ratio is in its simplest form when all the values are integers with no common factor apart from one.

In this question, the three values in the ratio 4.4, 3.3, and 8.8 are all decimals. We can turn them into integers by multiplying by 10. This means that 44, 33, 88 is an equivalent ratio. All three of these values are divisible by 11 as they have a factor of 11.

As this is the highest common factor of 44, 33, and 88, the ratio in its simplest form is four, three, eight. These three values have no common factor apart from one.

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