can someone explain ratio to me because according to a question im doing, i dont get it.....
if u had 16:9 width:height does that mean that technically 16 units of the width is equal to 9 units of the height......
according to this question they are equal in some way but i dont get it.....

themathstutor.ie
Ratios are a way of comparing one amount with another. For example measurements:
width:height
16 : 9
It means that for every 16 units of width, you have 9 units of height.
For example, a TV could be designed to have this ratio.
If the TV was 16 inches high, then the width would be 9 inches.
If the TV was 32 inches high, then the width would be 18 inches.
And if the TV was 8 inches high, then the width would be 4.5 inches.
And to answer your question, it means that 1/16th of the width is equal to 1/9th of the height.
Regards,
Eamonn  themathstutor.ie

leond429
I do not know the answer

Dazzla16
Hi shadan! What exactly is the question you are stuck in? Does it involve problemsolving or is it a regular question about ratios? Please state the question word for word.

Dazzla16
Hi shadan! Does this question happen to involve a ''40 inch'' TV with the aspect ratio being 16:9?

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