Reduce Ratio 60:40
Here we will reduce the ratio 60:40 as much as possible. In other words, we will make the numbers 60 and 40 as low as they can be while still keeping the same ratio between the two numbers.
To do this we find the largest number that both 60 and 40 can be divided by. Then we divide both 60 and 40 by that number to get the new reduced ratio.
The largest number 60 and 40 can be divided by is 20. When we divide both numbers by 20, we get the new reduced ratio as follows:
To summarize, the ratio 60:40 reduced as much as possible is 3:2. You could also say that the ratio 60:40 equals 3:2.