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# Ratio watch

1. Writing in unitary form
1. 1/2: 4
2. 3/8:2/10

I do:

I looked at the answer and it seems the 2nd ratio number for each of my answers are flipped but I don't understand why.
2. (Original post by Chrollo-Lucilfer)
Writing in unitary form
1. 1/2: 4
2. 3/8:2/10

I do:

I looked at the answer and it seems the 2nd ratio number for each of my answers are flipped but I don't understand why.
Well the 1st ones right but you should write it as instead of

If you want to check this; rather than multiplying both sides of the ratio by 8/3, try multiplying both sides by 10/2 (which is 5)

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