A ratio of 3 to 5 can be written as 3 to 5, 3:5, or 3/5. Furthermore, 3 and 5 can be the quantity or measurement of anything, such as students, fruit, weights, heights, speed and so on.
A ratio of 3 to 5 simply means that for every 3 of something, there are 5 of something else, with a total of 8.
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 5. In other words, we will calculate the corresponding equivalent ratio of 3:5 for you.
To calculate the left side of the ratio, our calculator multiplies the right side by 3 and then divides the product by 5. To calculate the right side of the ratio, our calculator multiplies the left side by 5 and then divides the product by 3. Answers are rounded to two decimals if necessary.
Below is a list of equivalent ratios of 3:5 that we created using our 3:5 ratio calculator above.
We have also created a pie chart for you to put 3:5 ratio in perspective. To do so, we divided a pie into 8 pieces and then colored 3 pieces green and 5 pieces blue. The pie will look exactly the same using any equivalent ratio of 3:5.
The green part of the pie covers 37.5% and the blue part covers 62.5%. To calculate the percentages, we divided each side of the ratio by its total and then multiplied by 100, like this:
(3 / 8)×100 = 37.5
(5 / 8)×100 = 62.5
In fractional terms, 3/5 of the pie above is colored in green. This means that the ratio of 3 to 5 or 3:5 can also be expressed as a fraction, where the 3 to the left of the colon is the numerator and the 5 to the right of the colon is the denominator:
3:5 = 3/5
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 5, the width is 3 and the height is 5. Below is a picture of what a rectangle with a ratio of 3:5 looks like.
Since the simplest form of the fraction 3/5 is 3/5, the simplest form of the ratio 3:5 is also 3:5.
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