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Calculating ratios

Calculating ratios worksheet
This worksheet describes how to work out ratio problems. It then gives various examples of real-life problems.
Keystage:  KS2, Year 6


What is ratio? 

A ratio is a way of comparing two or more quantities or values. It is often expressed as a fraction or with a colon (:). Ratios are used to describe the relationship between different things and can be found in various aspects of our daily lives.

Imagine you have a basket of fruits with 3 apples and 2 oranges. The ratio of apples to oranges in the basket is 3:2. This means for every 3 apples, there are 2 oranges.

How do I use this KS2 ratio worksheet?

This colourful and fun KS2 ratio worksheet provides your child with a clear example of how ratios work and then asks them to use their skills to share out the bags of money according to the given ratio. Once they've completed this task, there are some real-world questions about length and distance that will help your child to become familiar with exam-style questions. The answers are provided on the next page. 

If you think your child needs more practise to consolidate their understanding of ratio, why not try our other downloadable worksheets, such as Understanding ratios and Reducing ratios to their lowest terms.