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Free worksheets for ratio word problems

Find here an unlimited supply of worksheets with simple word problems involving ratios, meant for 6th-8th grade math. In level 1, the problems ask for a specific ratio (such as, "Noah drew 9 hearts, 6 stars, and 12 circles. What is the ratio of circles to hearts?"). In level 2, the problems are the same but the ratios are supposed to be simplified.

Level 3 contains varied word problems, similar to these:
A bag contains 60 marbles, some blue and some green. The ratio of blue marbles to green ones is 1 : 5. How many blue marbles are there?
A truck is carrying mango juice, tomato juice, and passion fruit juice bottles in a ratio of 4 : 4 : 3. If there are 1020 passion fruit juice bottles, then how many juice bottles in total are there?

Options include choosing the number of problems, the amount of workspace, font size, a border around each problem, and more. The worksheets can be generated as PDF or html files.

Basic instructions for the worksheets

Each worksheet is randomly generated and thus unique. The answer key is automatically generated and is placed on the second page of the file.

You can generate the worksheets either in html or PDF format — both are easy to print. To get the PDF worksheet, simply push the button titled "Create PDF" or "Make PDF worksheet". To get the worksheet in html format, push the button "View in browser" or "Make html worksheet". This has the advantage that you can save the worksheet directly from your browser (choose File → Save) and then edit it in Word or other word processing program.

Sometimes the generated worksheet is not exactly what you want. Just try again! To get a different worksheet using the same options:

  • PDF format: come back to this page and push the button again.
  • Html format: simply refresh the worksheet page in your browser window.

Ready-made ratio worksheets

What is the ratio given in the word problem? (grade 6)

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What is the ratio given in the word problem? (with harder numbers; grade 6)

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Solve ratio word problems (grade 7)

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Solve ratio word problems
(more workspace; grade 7)

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Use the generator to make customized ratio worksheets. Experiment with the options to see what their effect is.

Ratio Worksheets
Columns:   Rows:
(These determine the number of problems)

Level 1: write a ratio
Level 2: write a ratio and simplify it
      Numbers used (only for levels 1 & 2):
      Range from to with step

Level 3: word problems
Page orientation:
Portrait   Landscape
(PDF worksheet only; the orientation of an html worksheet can be set in the print preview of the browser)

Font:     Font Size: 

Cell Padding:

Border:   Bordercolor:

Workspace: lines below each problem

Additional title & instructions  (HTML allowed)


Primary Grade Challenge Math cover

Primary Grade Challenge Math by Edward Zaccaro

A good book on problem solving with very varied word problems and strategies on how to solve problems. Includes chapters on: Sequences, Problem-solving, Money, Percents, Algebraic Thinking, Negative Numbers, Logic, Ratios, Probability, Measurements, Fractions, Division. Each chapter’s questions are broken down into four levels: easy, somewhat challenging, challenging, and very challenging.