The ratio of boys to girls in a class is 4:5 what fraction of the class is boys and what fraction of the class is girls

Accepted Solution

First, let's start off with the information we already have. Since the ratio is 4 boys to 5 girls, there has to be a minimum of 9 students (4 being boys and 5 being girls).

9 will be the denominator of both of our fractions since the boys and girls are in the same class.

The fraction of boys in the class is 4/9 (since there are 4 boys to 5 girls in a class of 9, we would write 4 over 9) and the fraction of girls in the class is 5/9.

This is a simplified version of the fractions. If this is a multiple-answer question and 4/9 and 5/9 are not up there, try multiplying the fractions with different numbers and see what fractions will be correct.Β 

But either way, 4/9 and 5/9 are correct :)