# Ratio word problem worksheets

Last updated: 02/07/2024
Contributor: Teachit Author
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Build children’s understanding of ratios using this set of ratio word problem worksheets. The FREE ratio word problem worksheets feature questions that increase difficulty and include answers. Subscribers can also access a helpful step-by-step introductory lesson PowerPoint.

What's included

• Free PDF ratio word problem worksheets (answers included)
• Editable version and accompanying lesson PowerPoint (for subscribers) that provides worked examples and step-by-step instructions.

How to use these ratio word problem worksheets

The worksheets encourage students to solve word problems using visual prompts, making it a hands-on and engaging learning experience. The three worksheets, with an increasing level of challenge, allow for individual learning pace and progression. They help children practice problem-solving skills and ratios with a range of word problems to solve. These worksheets can be used for classroom practice or as homework.

The introductory lesson PowerPoint is a great teaching tool to introduce solving word problems. It starts with a basic explanation and gradually introduces more complex word problems. The PowerPoint includes worked examples, giving students a practical understanding of solving word problems.

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Worksheet 1 (sample):

1. The ratio of cows to sheep on a farm is 3:8. If there are 18 cows, how many sheep are there?
2. The ratio of tigers to giraffes in a zoo is 6:2. If there are 18 tigers, how many giraffes are
there?
3. The ratio of bananas to apples in a green grocers is 5:9. If there are 25 bananas, how many
apples are there?
4. The ratio of caterpillars to butterflies in a butterfly house is 9:6. If there are 90 caterpillars,
how many butterflies are there?
5. The ratio of fiction books to non-fiction books in a book case is 4:5. If there are 16 fiction
books, how many non-fiction books are there?
6. The ratio of dark chocolates to milk chocolates in a selection box is 2:3. If there are 22 dark
chocolates, how many dark chocolates are there?
7. The ratio of cats to dogs in a rehoming centre is 8:4. If there are 64 cats, how many dogs are
there?

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