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Question from Selah, a student:

Simplify 63:77

Hi Selah,

Ratios can be simplified in the same way as fractions. So, for example to simplify the ratio 45:30 I notice that 45 = 3 × 15 and 30 = 2 × 15 so 45:30 simplifies to 3:2.

I hope this helps,

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