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Express the given numbers as fraction, where the first number is the numerator and the second number is the denominator.  Then simplify, or express in lowest terms.

Example:  !2 slices of pizza is to 3 boys.  What is the ratio of slices of pizza to boys?

12  = 4
 3      1

Therefore, the ratio of slices of pizza to boys is "4:1".  It means that there are four slices of pizza for every boy.
For any ratio a:b, it can be expressed as a fraction a/b, and then simplify the certain fraction.

36 : 190
36 / 190
(36 / 2) / (190 / 2)
18 / 95
18 : 95