Virjeannia,
I am going to assume that you are talking about US quarts which contain 32 ounces. One cup is 8 ounces and hence 1 quart is ^{32}/_{8} = 4 cups. Thus 3 quarts is
3 4 = 12 cups. Thus 3 cups to 3 quarts is in the ratio
3:12 which is 1:4
RoverDaddy
