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```Chapter
12
Ratio and
proportion
Contents:
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Ratio
Writing ratios as fractions
Equal ratios
Proportions
Using ratios to divide
quantities
Scale diagrams
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RATIO AND PROPORTION (Chapter 12)
A ratio is a comparison of quantities.
² a team’s win-loss ratio
² the teacher-student ratio in a school
² the need to mix ingredients in a certain ratio or
proportion:
These are all examples of ratios. Ratios are also commonly used to indicate the scales on
maps and scale diagrams.
OPENING PROBLEMS
Problem 1:
Two-stroke fuel for a motor-bike is made
by mixing 1 part oil with 7 parts petrol.
How much oil and petrol is needed to fill
a 20 litre tank?
Problem 2:
A map has a 1¡:¡1¡000¡000 scale. Jen measures the
distance between two towns on the map to be
9:8 cm. How far are the towns actually apart?
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RATIO
A ratio is an ordered comparison of quantities of the same kind.
Carol bought some industrial strength disinfectant for use in her
hospital ward.
The bottle instructs her to ‘mix one part disinfectant to four
parts water’.
Disinfectant and water are both liquids, so this statement can be
written as a ratio.
GERM
KILL
We say the ratio of disinfectant to water is 1 : 4 or “1 is to 4”.
Note that the ratio of disinfectant to water is 1 : 4, but the ratio of water to disinfectant is
4 : 1. This is why order is important.
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It is important to mix the disinfectant and
water in the correct ratio or proportion
so that the disinfectant will kill germs but
without wasting chemicals unnecessarily.
Carol may make a jug or a bucket of
disinfectant. As long as she mixes it in
the correct ratio, it will be effective.
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In both cases there is
1 part disinfectant to
4 parts water!
Although most ratios involve two
quantities, they may involve more than
two quantities.
For example, To make a certain strength of concrete you need 1 bucket of
cement, 2 buckets of sand, and 4 buckets of gravel.
The ratio of cement to sand to gravel is 1 : 2 : 4, which
we read as “1 is to 2 is to 4”.
Example 1
Self Tutor
Express as a ratio: 3 km is to 5 km
“3 km is to 5 km” means 3 : 5
EXERCISE 12A
1 Express as a ratio:
a \$8 is to \$5
b 7 mL is to 13 mL
c 5 kg is to 2 kg
d 2 tonne is to 7 tonne
e E13:00 is to E1:00
f 8 mm is to 5 mm
2 Write a simple ratio for the following:
a triangles to circles
b cats to mice
c teachers to students
d trees to flowers
Example 2
Self Tutor
Express as a ratio: 7 minutes is to 2 hours
We must express both quantities in the same units.
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2 hours is the same as 120 minutes, so “7 minutes is to 2 hours” is really
“7 minutes is to 120 minutes”, or 7 : 120.
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3 Express as a ratio:
a 65 g is to 1 kg
b 87 pence is to \$1:00
c 5 months is to 2 years
d 60 cents is to E2:40
e \$2:00 is to 80 cents
f 200 kg is to 1 tonne.
Example 3
Self Tutor
Write as a ratio: Kirsty spends two hours watching TV
and three hours doing homework.
We write TV : homework = 2 : 3.
4 Write as a ratio:
a Peter has \$11 and Jacki has \$9.
b In a theatre there are 3 girls for every boy.
c The school spent E5 on volleyball equipment for every E1 on table tennis equipment.
d There are 2 Japanese made cars for every 5 European made cars.
e For every 15 km that you travel by car, I can travel 4 km by bicycle.
f There are 2 blue-fin tuna for every 5 schnapper.
g Mix 50 mL of liquid fertiliser with 2 litres of water.
h Take 5 mg of medicine for every 10 kg of body weight.
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WRITING RATIOS AS FRACTIONS
When we compare the ratio of a part to its total, the
ratio can be written as a fraction.
For example, in the diagram alongside there are 3 red
discs out of a total of 10 discs.
The ratio of red discs to the total number of discs is
3
3 : 10, and the fraction of discs which are red is 10
.
Example 4
Self Tutor
a
In the figures alongside, find:
b
ii the ratio of the shaded area to the total area
iii the fraction of the total area which is shaded.
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EXERCISE 12B
1 In each of the following diagrams:
i Find the ratio of the shaded area to the unshaded area.
ii Find the ratio of the shaded area to the total area.
iii Find the fraction of the total area which is shaded.
a
b
c
d
e
f
2 The pie chart represents the sales of three
different types of soap powders, A, B and C.
a Write as a ratio:
i the sales of A to the sales of B
ii the sales of A to the total sales.
C
20%
50%
A
30%
b What fraction of the total sales made is
the sales of brand A?
B
3 The column graph represents the results 20
of a survey to determine the method by 16
which students travel to school.
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a Find the total number of students
4
surveyed.
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Bus
Train
Car
b Write as a ratio:
i students arriving by car : students who walk
ii students arriving by bus : total number of students surveyed.
Walk
Bicycle
c What fraction of the students surveyed travel to school by bus?
C
EQUAL RATIOS
Consider the diagrams:
A
B
C
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The ratio of shaded area : unshaded area in each case is A 1 : 2 B 2 : 4 C 4 : 8.
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RATIO AND PROPORTION (Chapter 12)
However, by looking carefully at the three diagrams we can see that the fraction of the total
area which is shaded is the same in each case.
The ratio of the shaded area to the unshaded area is also the same or equal in each case.
We can write that 1 : 2 = 2 : 4 = 4 : 8:
We can see whether ratios are equal in the same way we see if fractions are equal.
1
2
Just as
2
4
=
= 48 ,
1 : 2 = 2 : 4 = 4 : 8.
If we multiply or divide both parts of a ratio by the same non-zero number, we obtain
an equal ratio.
A ratio is in simplest form when it is written in terms of whole numbers with no
common factors.
Example 5
Self Tutor
Express the following ratios in simplest form:
a 8 : 16
a
b 35 : 20
8 : 16
= 8 ¥ 8 : 16 ¥ 8
=1:2
To convert a ratio to
simplest form, divide
by the highest
common factor.
35 : 20
= 35 ¥ 5 : 20 ¥ 5
=7:4
b
Two ratios are equal if they can be written in the same simplest form.
EXERCISE 12C
1 Express the following ratios in simplest form:
a 2:4
f 15 : 25
b 10 : 5
g 9 : 15
c 6 : 14
h 21 : 49
d 6 : 18
i 56 : 14
e 20 : 50
Example 6
Self Tutor
a
Express the following ratios in simplest form:
a
=
2
5
:
3
5
2
5
£5:
3
2
3
2
=
£5
=
=2:3
:
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b 1 12 : 5
1 12 : 5
b
3
5
2
5
:5
fconvert to an improper fractiong
£2 : 5£2
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2 Express the following ratios in simplest form:
a
f
1
5
1
3
:
4
5
b
:2
5
4
:
g 3:
1
4
1
2
c
2
3
:
1
3
d 1:
h 3 12 : 8
1
2
e 3:
i 2 12 : 1 12
Example 7
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Self Tutor
Express the following ratios in simplest form:
a 0:3 : 1:7
a
b 0:05 : 0:15
0:3 : 1:7
= 0:3 £ 10 : 1:7 £ 10
= 3 : 17
1
2
:
3
4
1
3
We multiply or
divide both parts of
a ratio by the same
non-zero number to
get an equal ratio.
0:05 : 0:15
= 0:05 £ 100 : 0:15 £ 100
= 5 : 15
= 5 ¥ 5 : 15 ¥ 5
=1:3
b
3 Express the following ratios in simplest form:
a 0:4 : 0:5
d 0:2 : 0:6
g 0:03 : 0:15
b 1:3 : 1:8
e 0:4 : 0:2
h 0:02 : 0:12
c 0:1 : 0:9
f 1:4 : 0:7
i 0:18 : 0:06
4 Express as a ratio in simplest form:
a the number of circles to squares
b the height of the tall player
to the height of the short player
105 cm
210 cm
c the weight of the fish to the
breaking strain of the fishing line
d the capacity of the small cola to
the capacity of the large cola
3 kg line
Cool
Cola
9 kg
2 Litre
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Example 8
Self Tutor
Express the ratio
in simplest form.
=2¥2 :6¥2
=1:3
fHCF = 2g
5 Express in simplest form the ratio of shaded area : unshaded area.
a
b
c
d
e
f
Example 9
Self Tutor
Express as a ratio in simplest form:
a 2 hours to 4 minutes
a
b 45 cm to 3 m
2 hours to 4 minutes
= 2 £ 60 min to 4 min
= 120 min to 4 min
= 120 : 4
= 120 ¥ 4 : 4 ¥ 4 fHCF = 4g
= 30 : 1
Remember to
convert to the
same units!
45 cm to 3 m
= 45 cm to 300 cm
= 45 : 300
= 45 ¥ 15 : 300 ¥ 15
= 3 : 20
b
6 Express as a ratio in simplest form:
a 20 cents to \$1
b \$3 to 60 pence
c 15 kg to 30 kg
d 13 cm to 26 cm
g 800 g to 1 kg
e 27 mm to 81 mm
h 1 hour to 30 min
f 9 mL to 63 mL
i 40 mins to 1 12 hours
k 2 m to 125 cm
l 24 seconds to 1 12 min
j 34 mm to 1 cm
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Example 10
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Show that the ratio 4 : 6 is equal to 20 : 30.
4:6
and
=4¥2:6¥2
=2:3
20 : 30
= 20 ¥ 10 : 30 ¥ 10
=2:3
) 4 : 6 = 20 : 30
7 Which of the following pairs of ratios are equal?
a 16 : 20, 4 : 5
d 5 : 6,
30 : 36
b 3 : 5,
21 : 35
e 12 : 16, 18 : 24
c 2 : 7,
8 : 21
f 15 : 35, 21 : 56
g 18 : 27, 6 : 4
h 2 : 2 12 ,
i 1 : 1 13 ,
INVESTIGATION 1
32 : 40
15 : 20
A painter needs to obtain a particular
shade of green paint by mixing yellow
paint with blue paint in the ratio 3 : 5.
If he buys 45 L of yellow paint, how
many litres of blue paint are required?
What to do:
1 Open a new spreadsheet and enter the details
shown alongside.
2 Highlight the formulae in row 3. Fill these down
Notice that in each row, the ratio of yellow paint
to blue paint is still 3 : 5.
3 Now fill down the formulae until your
spreadsheet shows 45 L of yellow paint. How
many litres of blue paint are required?
4 The painter also needs to obtain a particular shade of purple by mixing red paint
with blue paint in the ratio 4 : 7.
In A1 type ‘Red’.
In A2 enter 4 and in B2 enter 7. In A3 enter =A2+4 and in B3 enter =B2+7.
Fill the formulae down to find out how many litres of red paint are required to mix
with 42 L of blue paint.
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PROPORTIONS
A proportion is a statement that two ratios are equal.
For example, the statement that 4 : 6 = 20 : 30
is a proportion, as both ratios
simplify to 2 : 3 .
You should know the
difference in meaning
between ratio and
proportion.
Suppose we are given the proportion 2 : 5 = 6 : ¤:
If we know that two ratios are equal and we know
three of the numbers then we can always find the
fourth number.
Example 11
Self Tutor
Find ¤ to complete the proportion:
a 2:5=6:¤
b 16 : 20 = ¤ : 35
2:5=6:¤
a
b We begin by reducing the LHS to simplest form.
16 : 20 = 16 ¥ 4 : 20 ¥ 4
=4:5
£3
2:5=6:¤
£7
£3
)
¤ = 5 £ 3 = 15
)
4 : 5 = ¤ : 35
£7
)
¤ = 4 £ 7 = 28
Example 12
Self Tutor
The student to leader ratio at a youth camp must be 9 : 2. How many
leaders are required if there are 63 students enrolled?
students : leaders = 9 : 2
) 63 : ¤ = 9 : 2
or 9 parts is 63
)
¥7
)
)
We can use a unitary
method for ratios.
63 : ¤ = 9 : 2
)
¥7
63
=7
9
2 parts is 7 £ 2 = 14
1 part is
¤¥7=2
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EXERCISE 12D
1 Find the missing numbers in the following proportions:
a
d
g
j
3:4=6:¤
5 : 8 = ¤ : 40
7 : 21 = ¤ : 33
5 : 100 = ¤ : 40
b
e
h
k
3 : 6 = 12 : ¤
1 : 3 = ¤ : 27
15 : 25 = 30 : ¤
18 : 30 = 24 : ¤
c
f
i
l
2 : 5 = ¤ : 15
4 : 1 = 24 : ¤
¤ : 18 = 32 : 48
¤ : 12 = 33 : 44
2 A disaster relief team consists of engineers and doctors in the ratio of 2 : 5.
a If there are 18 engineers, find the number of doctors.
b If there are 65 doctors, find the number of engineers.
3 The ratio of two angles in a triangle is 3 : 1. Find the:
a larger angle if the smaller is 18o
b smaller angle if the larger is 63o .
4 The ratio of teachers to students in a school is 1 : 15. If there are 675 students, how
many teachers are there?
5 An MP3 player is bought for E240 and sold for E270. Find the ratio of the cost price to
the selling price.
6 The maximum speeds of a boat and a car are in the ratio 2 : 7. If the maximum speed
of the boat is 30 km per hour, find the maximum speed of the car.
7 A farmer has sheep and cattle in the ratio 8 : 3.
a How many sheep has the farmer if he has 180 cattle?
b Find the ratio of the number of sheep to the total number of animals.
c Find the ratio of the total number of animals to the number of cattle.
8 The price of a table is reduced from \$56 to
\$48. The set of chairs which go with the table
was originally priced at \$140. If the price of
the chairs is reduced in the same ratio as that
of the table, find the new price of the chairs.
9 Sue invested money in stocks, shares, and property in the ratio 6 : 4 : 5. If she invested
E36 000 in property, how much did she invest in the other two areas?
INVESTIGATION 2
THE GOLDEN RATIO AND THE HUMAN BODY
Look at the four given
rectangles and choose the
one which you find most
appealing.
A
D
C
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If you said Rectangle C you would agree with many artists and architects from the past.
Rectangle C is called a Golden Rectangle and is said to be one of the most visually
appealing geometric shapes. The ratio of length to width in a Golden Rectangle is the
ratio 1:618 033 98::: : 1, but 1:6 : 1 is close enough for our purposes here.
The ratio 1:6 : 1 is known as the Golden Ratio. The Greeks used the Golden Ratio
extensively in paintings, architecture, sculpture, and designs on pottery.
Leonardo Da Vinci suggested that the ratio of certain body measurements is close to the
Golden Ratio. Keeping in mind that we are all different shapes and sizes, let us see if
we can find the Golden Ratio using our body measurements.
You will need: a tape measure and a partner.
What to do:
forearm
measurements as indicated in the following
diagrams. Record these measurements and
calculate the required ratios.
arm
²
length of arm from fingertip to armpit = :::::: mm
length of forearm from fingertip to elbow = ...... mm
So, arm : forearm = :::::: : ::::::
= :::::: : 1
²
hairline to chin = :::::: mm:
hairline to bottom of nose = :::::: mm.
hairline to chin : hairline to nose = :::::: : ::::::
= :::::: : 1
nose
chin
2 How do your ratios compare to the Golden Ratio?
3 Compile a class list of these ratios. Are they all close to the Golden Ratio?
Check any ratios which are a long way away from the Golden Ratio to make sure
they were measured accurately.
4 Can you find any other ratios of body measurements which are close to the Golden
Ratio?
Further Research:
5 Find out more about where the Golden Ratio occurs in nature.
height
6 Research the dimensions of the Great Pyramids of Ancient Egypt.
Calculate the ratio base length : height for each pyramid.
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E USING RATIOS TO DIVIDE QUANTITIES
In the diagram alongside we see that the ratio of the
3
5
There are a total of 3 + 2 = 5 parts, so
When a quantity is divided in the ratio 3 : 2, the larger part is
2
5
part is
3
5
of the total and the smaller
of the total.
Example 13
Self Tutor
Line segment [AB] is divided into five equal intervals.
a In what ratio does X divide line segment AB?
A
b What fraction of [AB] is [AX]?
X
B
b [AX] has length 3 units
[AB] has length 5 units
) [AX] is 35 of [AB].
a X divides [AB] in the ratio 3 : 2:
EXERCISE 12E
1 [CD] is divided into equal intervals.
i In what ratio does X divide [CD]?
ii What fraction of [CD] is [CX]?
a
b
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C
D
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X
D
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D
X
C
C
X
D
2 Estimate the ratio in which X divides [AB], then check your estimate by measuring:
a
b
A
X
A
B
c
X
A
B
3 The line segment [AM] is divided into equal
intervals. Which point divides [AM] in the ratio:
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Example 14
Self Tutor
I wish to divide \$12 000 in the ratio 2 : 3 to give to my children Pam and Sam.
How much does each one receive?
There are 2 + 3 = 5 parts.
2
5
of \$12 000
=
2
5
£ \$12 000
=
\$24 000
5
) Pam gets
=
3
5
3
5
=
\$36 000
5
and Sam gets
of \$12 000
£ \$12 000
= \$7200
= \$4800
or \$12 000 ¡ \$4800 = \$7200
4 The recommended cordial to water ratio is 1 : 4. Calculate how many mL of cordial are
needed to make:
a a 300 mL glass of mixture
b a 2L container of mixture.
5 The recommended disinfectant to water ratio is 1 : 20. How many
mL of concentrated disinfectant are required to make a 9 L bucket
of mixture?
6 Answer Problem 1 of the Opening Problem on page 234.
A bag of 25 marbles is divided between
Jill and John in the ratio 2 : 3.
7
a What fraction does Jill receive?
b How many marbles does Jill receive?
c How many marbles does John receive?
8 Divide: a \$20 in the ratio 1 : 4 b E49 in the ratio 5 : 2.
9 \$400 is divided in the ratio 3 : 2. What is the larger share?
10 U160 000 is divided in the ratio 3 : 5. What is the smaller share?
Example 15
Self Tutor
To make standard concrete, gravel, sand and cement are mixed in the ratio 5 : 3 : 1.
I wish to make 18 tonnes of concrete. How much gravel, sand and cement must I
purchase?
There are 5 + 3 + 1 = 9 parts.
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11 My fortune of \$810 000 is to be divided in the ratio 4 : 3 : 2. How much does each
12 An alloy is made from copper, zinc and tin in the ratio 17 : 2 : 1. How much zinc is
required to make 10 tonnes of the alloy?
13 When Michael makes pici pasta, he mixes semolina, “00” flour, and water in the ratio
6 : 3 : 2. If he uses 150 g of “00” flour, what mass does he require of:
a semolina
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and Bob share the cost of a video game in the ratio 3 : 7:
What fraction does each pay?
If the game costs \$35, how much does each pay?
If Joe pays \$12, how much does Bob pay?
If Bob pays \$42, what is the price of the video game?
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SCALE DIAGRAMS
When designing a house it
would be ridiculous for an
architect to draw a full-size
plan.
BEDROOM 1
a smaller diagram in which
all measurements have been
divided by the same number
or scale factor.
BATHRM
BEDROOM 2
LIVING ROOM
KITCHEN
For house plans a scale factor
of 100 would be suitable.
LAUNDRY
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Similarly, a map of Brazil must preserve the
shape of the country. All distances are
therefore divided by the same scale factor. In
this case the scale factor is 80¡000¡000.
0
1000 km
These diagrams are called scale diagrams.
In scale diagrams:
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To properly use a scale diagram we need to know the scale used.
Scales are commonly given in the following ways:
² Scale: 1 cm represents 50 m.
This tells us that 1 cm on the scale diagram represents 50 m on the real thing.
² A divided bar can be used to show the scale.
Scale
This scale tells us that 1 cm on the scale
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100
150
200
250
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metres
² Scale: 1 : 5000
This ratio tells us that 1 unit on the scale diagram represents 5000 of the same units on
the real thing.
For example, 1 cm would represent 5000 cm or 50 m,
1 mm would represent 5000 mm or 5 m.
Scales are written in ratio form as drawn length : actual length.
We usually simplify the scale to an equal ratio of the form 1 : the scale factor.
Example 16
Self Tutor
On a scale diagram 1 cm represents 20 m.
a Write the scale as a ratio.
b What is the scale factor?
1 cm to 20 m
= 1 cm to (20 £ 100) cm
= 1 cm to 2000 cm
= 1 : 2000
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b The ratio simplifies to
1 : 2000 so the scale
factor is 2000.
Example 17
Self Tutor
Interpret the ratio 1 : 5000 as a scale.
1 : 5000 means 1 cm represents 5000 cm
) 1 cm represents (5000 ¥ 100) m f100 cm = 1 mg
) 1 cm represents 50 m
EXERCISE 12F.1
1 Write the following scales as ratios and state the corresponding scale factors:
a 1 cm represents 10 m
b 1 cm represents 50 km
c 1 mm represents 2 m
d 1 cm represents 250 km
e 1 mm represents 5 m
f 1 cm represents 200 km.
2 Interpret the following ratios as scales, explaining what 1 cm represents:
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USING SCALES AND RATIOS
Suppose we need a scale diagram of a rectangular area to give to a landscape gardener. The
area is 12 m by 5 m and the landscaper wants us to use a scale of 1 : 100.
What lengths will we draw on the scale diagram? They must be much less than the actual
lengths so that we can fit them on paper. We divide by the scale factor, as division by larger
drawn length = actual length ¥ scale factor
Example 18
Self Tutor
An object 12 m long is drawn with the scale 1 : 100. Find the drawn length of
the object.
12 m = 1200 cm
drawn length = actual length ¥ 100 fscale factor 100g
drawn length = (1200 ¥ 100) cm
drawn length = 12 cm
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Now suppose we have a map with a scale of 1 : 500 000 marked. We measure the distance
between towns A and B to be 15 cm. We can calculate the actual distance between towns A
and B using the formula:
actual length = drawn length £ scale factor
Example 19
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For a scale of 1 : 500 000, find the actual length represented by a drawn length
of 15 cm.
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actual length = drawn length £ 500 000
actual length = 15 cm £ 500 000
= 7 500 000 cm
= (7 500 000 ¥ 100) m
= 75 000 m
= (75 000 ¥ 1000) km
actual length = 75 km
fscale factor 500 000g
f1 m = 100 cmg
f1 km = 1000 mg
EXERCISE 12F.2
1 If the scale is 1 : 50, find the length drawn to represent an actual length of:
a 20 m
b 4:6 m
c 340 cm
d 7:2 m
2 If the scale is 1 : 1000, find the actual length represented by a drawn length of:
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3 Make a scale drawing of:
a a square with sides 200 m
b a triangle with sides 16 m, 12 m and 8 m
c a rectangle 8 km by 6 km
d a circle of radius 16 km
scale:
scale:
scale:
scale:
1 cm represents 50 m
1 : 400
1 cm represents 2 km
1 : 1 000 000
4 Select an appropriate scale and make a scale diagram of:
a a rectangular house block 42 m by 36 m
b a kitchen door 2:2 m by 1:2 m
c a triangular paddock with sides 84 m, 76 m and 60 m
d the front of an A-framed house with base 12 m and height 9:6 m.
5 Consider the scale diagram of a rectangle. Use your ruler to
find the actual dimensions given that the scale is 1 : 200.
Which of the following could it represent:
A a book
B a postage stamp
D a garage for a car?
6 A scale diagram of a building is shown with scale 1 : 1000.
a If the height is 5 cm and width is 3 cm on the drawing,
find the actual height and width of the building in
metres.
b If the height of the windows on the drawing are 2:5 mm,
how high are the actual windows?
c If the actual height of the entrance door is 3:2 m, what
is its height on the scale drawing?
Example 20
Self Tutor
This is a scale diagram of a ship. Use your
ruler and the given scale to determine:
a the total length of the ship
b the height of the taller mast
c the distance between the masts.
Scale 1 : 1000
total length
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So, the actual length is 3:8 cm £ 1000 = 3800 cm = 38 m.
b The measured height of the taller mast is 2:5 cm
So, the actual height is 2:5 cm £ 1000 = 2500 cm = 25 m.
c The measured distance between the masts = 1:4 cm.
So, the actual distance is 1:4 cm £ 1000 = 1400 cm = 14 m.
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Consider the diagram alongside. Find:
a the length of the vehicle
b the diameter of a tyre
c the height of the top of the vehicle above
ground level
d the width of the bottom of the door.
Scale 1 : 80
8 For this part map of the USA, find the actual distance in kilometres in a straight line
between:
a New York and New Orleans
b El Paso and Miami
c Seattle and Denver.
scale: 1:¡50¡000¡000
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The actual length of the aeroplane shown
in the scale drawing is 64 m.
Find:
a the scale used in the drawing
b the actual wingspan of the aeroplane
c the actual width of the fuselage.
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to a scale 1 : 120. Find:
BEDROOM 2
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dimensions of the
house including
verandah
b the dimensions of
the verandah
c the cost of covering
each of the bedroom
floors with carpet
tiles if carpet tiles
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square metre laid.
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LIVING ROOM
12 The diagram given shows a microscopic
organism enlarged using the scale 1 : 0:001.
Find the actual length of the dimensions marked:
a width, a
b height, b.
BEDROOM 1
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ACTIVITY 1
SCALE DIAGRAMS
One way to make a scale
drawing is to draw a grid over
the picture to be enlarged or
reduced.
We then copy the
picture onto corresponding positions on a
larger or smaller grid.
Grid paper is
available on the worksheet. You could use
a photocopier to further enlarge or reduce it.
GRID PAPER
ACTIVITY 2
DISTANCES IN EUROPE
You will need: a ruler marked in mm, an atlas or map
showing some major cities in Europe
(available on the CD).
MAP
What to do:
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line from:
a Paris to Rome
c London to Warsaw
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Have you ever seen a sign like the one pictured here?
Watch out for one next time you are travelling through
mountains. It is used to warn drivers that the road has a
steep slope or a steep gradient.
Consider yourself walking up the two hills pictured below.
A
TRUCKS USE
LOW GEAR
B
You can quite easily see that hill B is steeper than hill A, but in addition to comparing
gradient or slope, we often need to measure it.
One way to measure the gradient is to use ratios.
Picture yourself walking up the sloping side of a right angled
triangle. Each step you take, you are moving horizontally
to the right, and also vertically upwards.
rise
run
We can measure the gradient by using these vertical and
horizontal distances. They are the height and base of the
triangle. We sometimes call the vertical distance the rise
and the horizontal distance the run.
B
1 unit
For example, a gradient of 1 in 4 means we
move up 1 unit for every 4 units we move across.
A
4 units
So, the line segment [AB] shown has gradient 1 in 4 or 1 : 4.
Gradient is the rise : run ratio.
EXERCISE 12G
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1 Judge by sight which line segment [PQ] is the steepest:
A
B
C
D
Q
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3 By comparing the ratios in the last column of question 2, what happens to the
rise : run ratio as the steepness of the line increases?
4 Write down the rise : run ratios of the following triangles in the form 1 : x.
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b
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5 Draw a triangle which has a rise : run ratio of:
a 1 in 5
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b 3:1
c 1 in 4
d 2 in 3
e 3:5
f 7 in 2
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a Express the rise : run ratio of the line
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b What do you notice about the slopes of [PQ]
and [RS]?
c Copy and complete the following statement:
[PQ] and [RS] are ...... line segments.
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R
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KEY WORDS USED IN THIS CHAPTER
² actual length
² scale factor
² drawn length
² proportion
² simplest form
² equal ratio
² ratio
² Golden Ratio
² scale diagram
REVIEW SET 12A
a Express 72 cents to \$1:80 as a ratio in simplest form.
b Express 10 : 15 as a ratio in simplest form.
c 5 : 12 = ¤ : 96. Find the missing number.
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d Express 1 15 :
4
5
in simplest form.
e Write “In a class there are 4 girls for every 3 boys” as a ratio.
f Find the ratio of the shaded area to the unshaded area in the
figure shown:
2 Divide \$400 in the ratio 3 : 7.
3 A watch is bought for E120 and sold for a profit of E40. Find the ratio of the cost
price to the selling price.
4 In a school the ratio of students playing football, basketball, and hockey is 12 : 9 : 8.
If 144 students play football, how many students play hockey?
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a the scale used for this diagram
b the actual height of the windows
c the actual height of the bus.
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6 A fruit grower plants apricot trees and peach trees in the ratio 4 : 5. If he plants a
total of 3600 trees, how many of each type did he plant?
7 [AB] is divided into equal intervals.
In what ratio does P divide [AB]? A
P
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a Divide \$200 in the ratio 2 : 3.
b George specified that his bank balance be
divided amongst his 3 daughters in the
ratio 2 : 3 : 4. If his bank balance
was E7200, how much did each daughter
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9 Make a scale drawing of a rectangular room 4 m by 6 m. Use a scale of 1 : 500.
10 A law firm has lawyers and secretaries in the ratio 5 : 2. If the law firm has 30
lawyers, how many secretaries are there?
11 Express the rise : run ratio of the following triangles in simplest form:
a
b
REVIEW SET 12B
Express 96 : 72 as a ratio in simplest form.
Write 750 mL is to 2 litres as a ratio in simplest form.
Write as a ratio: “I saw five Audis for every six BMWs”.
Find the ratio of the shaded area : total area in the
figure shown.
e Express 0:4 : 0:9 as a ratio in simplest form.
f Express 2 hours 20 minutes : 4 hours in simplest
form.
g Express the ratio 3 : 2 12 in simplest form.
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b
c
d
2 Find the missing numbers in the following proportions:
a 2:3=8:¤
b 5 : 8 = ¤ : 24
3 A farm has 6000 animals. 2500 are sheep and the
rest are cattle. Find the ratio of:
a number of sheep : number of cattle
b number of sheep : total number of animals.
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5 During the football season the school team’s win-loss ratio was 2 : 3. If the team
lost twelve matches, how many did it win?
6 A man owning 7000 hectares of land divided it between his three sons in the ratio
6 : 9 : 5. How much land did each son receive?
7 Draw a scale diagram of a rectangular window which is 2 m long and 1 m high. Use
the scale 1 : 250.
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b 1:3
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9 A matchbox model Jaguar XJ6 is 75 mm long. The scale stamped on the bottom of
the car is 1 : 64. What is the length of the real car?
10 Express the rise : run ratio of the following triangles in simplest form:
a
b
11 The ratio of girls to boys in a sports club is 4 : 5 . If there are 20 girls, what is the
total number of people in the sports club?
PUZZLE
WORD PUZZLE
Complete the missing words in the puzzle below to discover the shaded
word.
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