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    Anyone good at maths.... shadan

    can someone explain ratio to me because according to a question im doing, i dont get it.....

    if u had 16:9 width:height does that mean that technically 16 units of the width is equal to 9 units of the height......

    according to this question they are equal in some way but i dont get it.....

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      themathstutor.ie

      Ratios are a way of comparing one amount with another. For example measurements:

      width:height

      16 : 9

      It means that for every 16 units of width, you have 9 units of height.

      For example, a TV could be designed to have this ratio.

      If the TV was 16 inches high, then the width would be 9 inches.

      If the TV was 32 inches high, then the width would be 18 inches.

      And if the TV was 8 inches high, then the width would be 4.5 inches.

      And to answer your question, it means that 1/16th of the width is equal to 1/9th of the height.

      Regards,

      Eamonn - themathstutor.ie

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      leond429

      I do not know the answer

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      Dazzla16

      Hi shadan! What exactly is the question you are stuck in? Does it involve problem-solving or is it a regular question about ratios? Please state the question word for word.

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      Dazzla16

      Hi shadan! Does this question happen to involve a ''40 inch'' TV with the aspect ratio being 16:9?

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