Ratio of 5 to 3

Ratio of 5 to 3

A ratio of 5 to 3 can be written as 5 to 3, 5:3, or 5/3. Furthermore, 5 and 3 can be the quantity or measurement of anything, such as students, fruit, weights, heights, speed and so on.

A ratio of 5 to 3 simply means that for every 5 of something, there are 3 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 5 to 3. In other words, we will calculate the corresponding equivalent ratio of 5:3 for you.


To calculate the left side of the ratio, our calculator multiplies the right side by 5 and then divides the product by 3. To calculate the right side of the ratio, our calculator multiplies the left side by 3 and then divides the product by 5. Answers are rounded to two decimals if necessary.

Below is a list of equivalent ratios of 5:3 that we created using our 5:3 ratio calculator above.













We have also created a pie chart for you to put 5:3 ratio in perspective. To do so, we divided a pie into 8 pieces and then colored 5 pieces green and 3 pieces blue. The pie will look exactly the same using any equivalent ratio of 5:3.

5 to 3 pie ratio

The green part of the pie covers 62.5% and the blue part covers 37.5%. To calculate the percentages, we divided each side of the ratio by its total and then multiplied by 100, like this:

(5 / 8)×100 = 62.5
(3 / 8)×100 = 37.5

In fractional terms, 5/3 of the pie above is colored in green. This means that the ratio of 5 to 3 or 5:3 can also be expressed as a fraction, where the 5 to the left of the colon is the numerator and the 3 to the right of the colon is the denominator:

5:3 = 5/3

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 5 to 3, the width is 5 and the height is 3. Below is a picture of what a rectangle with a ratio of 5:3 looks like.

5 to 3 pie rectangle

Since the simplest form of the fraction 5/3 is 5/3, the simplest form of the ratio 5:3 is also 5:3.

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