#### tigerpawz74

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A chef mixes his salt and pepper. If he puts 2/3 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of pepper in his shaker, what is the ratio of salt to pepper?

I started by getting a common denominator, 6, so:

2/3 = 4/6

1/2 = 3/6

so is it correct that the ratio of salt to pepper would be 4 : 3 ?

If I subtract 3/6 from 4/6, I get 1/6, which is the answer they have in the book, but that seems wrong to me because that is saying that there is one part salt for every 6 parts of pepper, but there is more salt according to the original fractions, so how can that be right? Thanks, Marilyn