Posted by Teresa on Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 4:08pm.
The width of a swimming pool is 18.5 ft, and the length is 10.75 ft. What is the ratio of length to width as ratio of whole number. Please help me figure this out.

Math  FredR, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 4:17pm
Length/Width =
= 10.75/18.5
= 1075/1850 
Math  Teresa, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 4:24pm
But this is not in a ratio to a whole number. I was thinking more of 9/5... Thanks though

Math  FredR, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 5:45pm
The problem asked for the ratio of length to width, with the length being the smaller of the two numbers. Therefore, the ratio would have to be less than one. If you are allowed to round off, then the nearest whole number ratio would be one. If you want to reduce the fraction to the smallest denominator it would be 43/74.

Math  Teresa, Sunday, April 6, 2008 at 8:23pm
ok Thanks you are right sorry