A ratio of 3 to 1 can be written as 3 to 1, 3:1, or 3/1. Furthermore, 3 and 1 can be the quantity or measurement of anything, such as students, fruit, weights, heights, speed and so on.
A ratio of 3 to 1 simply means that for every 3 of something, there are 1 of something else, with a total of 4.
In the box below, you can enter a number in either box and we will calculate the other number to keep the ratio of 3 to 1. In other words, we will calculate the corresponding equivalent ratio of 3:1 for you.
To calculate the left side of the ratio, our calculator multiplies the right side by 3 and then divides the product by 1. To calculate the right side of the ratio, our calculator multiplies the left side by 1 and then divides the product by 3. Answers are rounded to two decimals if necessary.
Below is a list of equivalent ratios of 3:1 that we created using our 3:1 ratio calculator above.
We have also created a pie chart for you to put 3:1 ratio in perspective. To do so, we divided a pie into 4 pieces and then colored 3 pieces green and 1 pieces blue. The pie will look exactly the same using any equivalent ratio of 3:1.
The green part of the pie covers 75% and the blue part covers 25%. To calculate the percentages, we divided each side of the ratio by its total and then multiplied by 100, like this:
(3 / 4)×100 = 75
(1 / 4)×100 = 25
In fractional terms, 3/1 of the pie above is colored in green. This means that the ratio of 3 to 1 or 3:1 can also be expressed as a fraction, where the 3 to the left of the colon is the numerator and the 1 to the right of the colon is the denominator:
3:1 = 3/1
Ratio is often used when defining rectangles in width:height format. Width and height can be feet, inches, centimeters, or any other kind of length. With a ratio of 3 to 1, the width is 3 and the height is 1. Below is a picture of what a rectangle with a ratio of 3:1 looks like.
Since the simplest form of the fraction 3/1 is 3/1, the simplest form of the ratio 3:1 is also 3:1.
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