## Introduction to Ratio Tables

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# Introduction to Ratio Tables

Discuss:

- This ratio table shows the relationship between the number of students and the number of computers in a class that has 35 students and 28 computers.
- Column A shows the ratio of students to computers, which is 35:28.
- Column B shows that there are 1.25 students for every 1 computer.
- Column C shows that the simplest whole-number ratio is 5:4.
- Columns D through G show other ways to express the ratio of students to computers using whole numbers.