How to Find Ratios?

You need to pay attention to the order of the numbers. If you are to find the ratio of 5 and 10, then your ration would be 5/10 or 1/2 reduced. You put the first number given on top, and you put the second number on the bottom. If there were 5 cats and 10 dogs, you would say, the ratio of cats to dogs is 1:2.