# QELECTIONS In an election for sheriff, 210 people voted

1.ELECTIONS In an election for sheriff,

210 people voted. If there were 1,260

possible voters, write a ratio to compare

the number of people who voted to the

number of possible voters.

2. DENTAL CARE Taru surveyed 60 dentists

and found that 48 favored the use of

fluoride toothpaste. Write a ratio to

compare the number of dentists

favoring the use of a flouride

toothpaste to all dentists surveyed.

3. E-MAIL One morning, Mirna counted

15 junk e-mails out of 21 e-mails in her

inbox. Write a ratio comparing the

number of junk e-mails to the total

number of e-mails.

4. SURFING One evening at his local

surf spot, Jeff counted 28 surfers in

the water. Among those, he counted 21

that had hoods on their wetsuits.

Write a ratio comparing the number

of surfers with hoods to the total

number of surfers.

5. MUSIC A music company signed 12 new

artists to its label in 2002. Out of the

12, 10 artists have hit songs. Write a

ratio to compare the number of artists

with hit songs to the total number of

artists signed in 2002.

6. BASEBALL Nate had 26 hits at 50 times

at bat last season. Write a ratio to

compare the number of hits to the

number of times at bat.

7. BASEBALL In baseball, David has

10 hits out of 14 at bats. Adam has

15 hits out of 21 at bats. For each

player, write a ratio that represents his

total number of hits out of times at bat.

Are these ratios equivalent?

8. DRIVING Sarah can drive 198 miles on

11 gallons of gasoline. On 6 gallons of

gasoline, Rachel can travel 138 miles.

Write a ratio that compares miles

traveled per gallon of gasoline for each

car. Do the cars get the same mileage?