# What is the difference between fraction and ratio?

## What is the difference between fraction and ratio?

A fraction is a number that names part of a whole or part of a group. The denominator represents the total number of equal parts the whole is divided into. A ratio is a comparison of two quantities. When you are comparing two numbers, a ratio is appropriate.

### What is the difference between ratio and fraction Byjus?

There is no difference between fraction and ratio.

**Is a fraction a ratio?**

Fractions consist of sets of numbers in which the top number (numerator) illustrates a part that is related to the whole unit, which is represented by the bottom number (denominator). A ratio is very similar to a fraction, in that it is composed of two numbers being compared to each other.

**What is the similarity between ratio and fraction?**

1 Answer. A ratio can be written in fraction form with a numerator and a denominator.

## How are ratios fractions related?

Ratios are similar to fractions, and each ratio can be written as a fraction. We would say that 42 feet out of a total of 121 feet of pipe is plastic.

### Why is a fraction called a ratio?

When we compare two quantities of the same kind of division, we say that we form a ratio of the two quantities. Therefore, it is evident from the basic concept of ratio is that a ratio is a fraction that shows how many times a quantity is of another quantity of the same kind.

**How do you convert a ratio to a fraction to a simple ratio?**

To simplify a ratio with fractions:

- convert the fractions so they have a common denominator.
- multiply both fractions by the common denominator.
- simplify by dividing by the highest common factor.

**How does ratio relate to fraction?**

Mathematically there really is no difference. The words “fraction” and “ratio” simply express the concept of dividing one number by another, and are used pretty much interchangeably in mathematics. They need not refer to comparing a part to a whole.