# In a bouquet of flowers, there are 7 daisies and 17 roses. How do you write the ratio of daisies to roses in three different ways?

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#### Explanation:

A ratio is simply a way of comparing two quantities. In essence, a ratio between two numbers will tell you how much bigger one of the numbers is compared with the other.

For two numbers

*using the word***to**

This one is pretty straightforward; to write the ratio of

#a " to " b#

*using the colon punctuation mark instead of***to**

You can write the ratio between

#a : b#

*using a fraction*

You can also write the ratio between

#a/b#

So, your bouquet of flowers contains **7** daisies and **17** roses. You can thus write the ratio of daisies to roses like this

#"daisies to roses"-> color(green)("7 to 17")#

#"daisies to roses"-> color(green)(7:17)#

#"daisies to roses" -> color(green)(7/17)#