How to Express Ratios in English

Teacher: Robin    Runtime: 3:39     Series: Beginner 2      icon-heart

This numbers video will teach you how to express ratios in English.  Ratios are easy to learn.
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[Part 1]

Hello, everyone.

In this video, I’m going to talk about how to express ratios in English.

It’s quite easy.

Let’s take a look.

I have two examples here.

The first example is about my party.

Ahhh…these are my guests.

One hundred guests.

Seventy five of my guests were men.

Tenty-five of my guests were women.

So what’s the ratio?

Well, here it is.

So, how would I express the ratio?

Well…ahhh…the simple way is just to say, “three to one”.

“Three to one.”

The colon here, we always say, “to”.

“Three to one.”

But let’s make a complete and full sentence.

So I would say, “The ratio of men to women at my party was three to one.”

Alright, let’s move on to the next example talking about buttons.

I got three red buttons.

Two blue buttons.

Six black buttons.

Ok, what’s the ratio of buttons?

Ok, we’re going to use three numbers.

And simply, you would say, “three to two to six.”

That’s the ratio of buttons.

“Three to two to six.”

Ok, easy.

Let’s take a look at a few more examples.

1:48 [Part 2]

Alright, let’s look at the first ratio example.

“The ratio of boys to girls in China is a hundred and ten to one hundred.”
“The ratio of boys to girls in China is a hundred and ten to one hundred.”

The next example.

“There are two apples and three oranges. The ratio is two to three.”
“There are two apples and three oranges. The ratio is two to three.”

And the last example.

“The ratio of children, teenagers and adults is seven to three to one.”
“The ratio of children, teenagers and adults is seven to three to one.”

2:53 [Part 3]

Ok, so I hope you have a better understanding of how to express ratios in English.

Uhhh… before we end this video, I just want to talk about expressing scores.

Ok…in a game.

So here is a soccer game between Korea and Japan.

And Korea wins.

They have two goals and Japan only has one goal.

So, “What’s the score?”

You would just say the same.

“Two to one.”

“Two to one.”

Alright…

That’s easy.

So that’s how you would express a score.

Alright, so that’s it for our ratios and see you next video.

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