Complete the following: At an ice cream shop, the ratio of small ice cream cones sold to large ice cream cones was five to nine. For every blank large ice-cream cones sold, there were blank small ice-cream cones sold.
What do we know? We know the ratio of small to large. The ratio of small cones to large cones was five to nine. Our fill in the blank is asking for every large, there were blank smalls.
We want to fill in something like this, the large cones compared to the small cones. There were nine large cones sold for every five small cones.