# what is the ratio of 2 segments where the length of one is 8cm while that of the other is 40 cm?

## Question:

What is the ratio of 2 segments where the length of one is 8cm while that of the other is 40 cm?

## Ratios

Ratios simplify the relationship between two values especially when they are large numbers. It can be done by finding their greatest common factor.

## Answer and Explanation:

The pair 8 and 40 has a greatest common factor of 8.

We divide the values by the greatest common factor to express their relationship as a ratio.

When divided by 8, 8cm:40cm can be expressed as 1:5.

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