# Ratio to Fraction Calculator

## Calculator Use

Convert ratios to fractions. The ratio to fraction calculator finds fraction equivalents of ratio terms and reduces the fractions to simplest form.

Enter part-to-part or part-to-whole ratios.

## Convert Part-to-Part Ratio to Fractions

Say you have a bowl of fruit with 6 apples and 8 bananas. There are 14 total pieces of fruit and the ratio of apples to bananas is 6 : 8.

To convert part-to-part ratios to fractions:

- Use the total number as the denominator: 6 + 8 = 14
- Use each of the ratio terms as the numerator in a fraction:

6 becomes 6/14

8 becomes 8/14 - Reduce each fraction to lowest terms:

6/14 simplifies to 3/7

8/14 simplifies to 4/7 - The part-to-part ratio 6 : 8 converts into the fractions:

6/14 = 3/7

8/14 = 4/7 - You can conclude that of the 14 pieces of fruit with an apple-to-banana ratio of 6 : 8, 3/7 are apples and 4/7 are bananas.

## Convert Part-to-Whole Ratio to Fractions

Take that same bowl of fruit with 6 apples and 8 bananas, 14 total pieces of fruit. The apple to total fruit ratio is 6 : 14, and the banana to total fruit ratio is 8 : 14. Unlike part-to-part ratios, part-to-whole ratios can be converted directly into fractions given the stated ratios.

To convert part-to-whole ratios into fractions:

- Convert the part-to-whole ratios directly into fractions:

6 : 14 becomes 6/14

8 : 14 becomes 8/14 - Reduce each fraction to lowest terms:

6/14 simplifies to 3/7

8/14 simplifies to 4/7 - The part-to-whole ratios convert into the fractions:

Apples to total fruit = 6 : 14 = 6/14 = 3/7

Bananas to total fruit = 8 : 14 = 8/14 = 4/7

## Related Calculators

To reduce a ratio to lowest terms in whole numbers see our Ratio Simplifier.

To simplify a fraction or improper fraction into a reduced fraction or mixed number use our Simplifying Fractions Calculator.

To compare ratios or solve for equivalent ratios see our Ratio Calculator.

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