Find the ratio of the number of
squares to the number of triangles in its simplest form.
When we work with ratios, we know
that order is very important. In this case, we’re looking for the
ratio of squares to the number of triangles. However, we notice that we do wanna
find this in simplest form. The first thing we need to do is
find out how many squares and how many triangles are in our image. In total, we have 14 squares and
eight triangles. Since the ratio is squares to
triangles, the number of squares come first and triangles second. And that means we have a ratio of
14 to 8. And when written as a fraction, 14
is the numerator and eight is the denominator.
To find this value in simplest
form, we need to determine if eight and 14 have any common factors. Both 14 and eight are even numbers
and therefore divisible by two. 14 divided by two is seven. Eight divided by two is four. So we have an equivalent ratio of
seven to four. We know that seven is a prime
number, and that means seven and four will not share any additional factors apart
from one. And that means seven to four is the
simplest form of the ratio of squares to triangles here.