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on Dec 08, 2023 at 4:51 am

You asked:

Simplify the following ratio: \(3.5 : 5.5\)

MathBot Answer:

\(7 : 11\), \(\frac{7}{11}\), \(63.64\%\)


Begin by converting any decimals to fractions and finding the lowest common denominator (LCD) of the given numbers. \[\frac{7}{2}, \frac{11}{2} \]\[ \operatorname{lcm}(2, 2) = 2\]

Then multiply each of the numbers by the LCD. This will convert all the numbers in the ratio to integers. \[7 : 11\]

Then find the greatest common divisor (GCD) of the resulting numbers. \[\operatorname{gcd}(7, 11) = 1\]

And finally divide each number in the ratio by the GCD to get the simplified ratio. \[7 : 11\]

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