Understanding Ratios Word Problems (Grade 6)

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Understanding Ratios Word Problems

1. 
Todd uses 7 stars and 9 diamonds to make a design. The ratio that is equivalent to this is [math]9//7[/math].
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Julie uses 3 tablespoons of whipped cream for each bowl of dessert that she prepares. Which model could be used to describe the ratio of tablespoons of whipped cream to the number of bowls of dessert?
  1. 1 tablespoon of whipped cream and 3 bowls of dessert
  2. 1 tablespoon of whipped cream and 4 bowls of dessert
  3. 3 tablespoons of whipped cream and 1 bowl of dessert
  4. 3 tablespoons of whipped cream and 4 bowls of dessert
3. 
In Nadja's class, there are 10 boys and 14 girls. Which ratio is equivalent to [math]10//14[/math]?
  1. [math]10//21[/math]
  2. [math]5//7[/math]
  3. [math]5//6[/math]
  4. [math]17//14[/math]
4. 
There are 21 sedans and 12 sports utility vehicles on the lot of a car dealership. Which ratio is equivalent to [math]21//12[/math]?
  1. [math]7//4[/math]
  2. [math]24//12[/math]
  3. [math]21//9[/math]
  4. [math]7//2[/math]
5. 
Of the 24 students in a class, 8 said they have at least two siblings. Which ratio is equivalent to [math]8//24[/math]?
  1. [math]4//24[/math]
  2. [math]6//24[/math]
  3. [math]4//12[/math]
  4. [math]12//28[/math]
6. 
Julio has 2 comic books. Larry has 3 comic books. What model shows the ratio of the number of Julio's comic books to the number of Larry's comic books?
  1. 4 to 1
  2. 5 to 0
  3. 2 to 3
  4. 0 to 5
7. 
Belinda planted 8 daisies, 3 pansies, 5 zinnias, and 6 marigolds in her garden. What is the ratio of zinnias to daisies?
  1. 5:22
  2. 5:8
  3. 6:5
  4. 8:3
8. 
In Allen's last basketball game of the season, the ratio of free throws he made to the free throws he attempted was [math]12//18[/math]. Which is an equivalent ratio?
  1. [math]2//18[/math]
  2. [math]6//12[/math]
  3. [math]4//6[/math]
  4. [math]12//9[/math]
9. 
Alyssa has 4 pairs of low-top sneakers, 7 pairs of high-top sneakers, 3 pairs of sandals, and 1 pair of boots. What is the ratio of the pairs of low-top sneakers to the total number of pairs of shoes?
  1. 4 to 15
  2. 7 to 15
  3. 4 to 3
  4. 1 to 3
10. 
Diane recorded the number of days her brother wore sneakers to school and the number of days he wore loafers to school. The ratio of the number of days he wore sneakers to school to the number of days he wore loafers to school was 5 to 2. If Diane observed and recorded her brother's choice of shoes for 49 days, how many times did he wear sneakers?
  1. 2
  2. 5
  3. 35
  4. 56

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