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# If 1 out of every 1000 oranges and 39 out of 100,000 apples ripen? How do I simplify that?

Maybe simplify isn’t the word. Is in 100 Oranges to 39apples?

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- llafferLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
If you want a ratio of oranges to apples, you first need to get what you are comparing them to the same.

1 out of every 1,000 oranges and 39 out of every 100,000 apples.

In order for these to be compared, they both have to be out of 100,000 items, so multiply the number of oranges by 100 to get:

100 out of every 100,000 oranges and 39 out of every 100,000 apples.

Now the ratio of oranges to apples that will ripen is:

100:39

You get what I get, yes.

- ted sLv 72 months ago
ratio is 100 : 39 or 100 to 39 ...so good work...except you have a " ? " at the end of the 1st ' sentence ' but there is no question asked...." if....then " sentence needed

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