Ratios can be used in a bunch of different settings, including social media. Depending on how much you use TikTok, you may have actually seen “ratio” in the comments section.

The term is often used to start a challenge in which a user tries to get more likes on their comment than the original post or comment they’re responding to.

In the image above, we can see that TikTok’s comment has 89.3K likes whereas Slushy’s comment has 579.5K likes.We can use this information to write the ratio of TikTok’s likes to Slushy’s likes as a fraction, with a colon, or in words:

Fraction | Colon | Words |

$579.5K89.3K ≈61 $ | $89.3K:579.5K≈1:6$ | $89.3Kto579.5K≈1to6$ |

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## Ratios Calculator

### Step 1. Determine the items we’re comparing.

## How to Write a Ratio

### Step 1. Determine the items we’re comparing.

### Step 2. Determine the amount of each item.

### Step 3. Write the ratio comparison.

Fraction | Colon | Words |

$ba $ | $a:b$ | $atob$ |

### Step 4. Simplify (if needed).

## Writing Ratios

A ratio is a comparison of two quantities. It tells us how much of one thing there is compared to another thing.

There are different ways to write a ratio: as a fraction, with a colon, or in words.

Fraction | Colon | Words |

$ba $ | $a:b$ | $atob$ |

### Equivalent Ratios

These ratios below are all equivalent. As long as we multiply or divide both sides of a ratio by the same number, we’ll have equivalent ratios.

$30:80=15:40=3:8$Check out our lesson on to learn more about equivalent ratios!### Types of Ratios

There are two types of ratios:

- A part-to-part ratio compares one part of a group to another part of the same group.
- A part-to-whole ratio compares one part of a group to the total parts in the group.