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QUESTION

Find the ratio of Rs. 5 to 50 paise.

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Hint: We will first convert both the numbers Rs. 5 and 50 paise to the same unit that is paise.
And then we will divide the converted currencies to get the ratio.

Complete step-by-step answer:
Before proceeding with the question we should understand the meaning of ratio. In mathematics, a ratio is a comparison of two or more numbers that indicates their sizes in relation to each other. A ratio compares two quantities by division, with the dividend or number being divided termed the antecedent and the divisor or number that is dividing termed the consequent.
So first we convert Rs. 5 into paise we get,
Rs. \[5=5\times 100=500\] paise as Rs.1 is equal to 100 paise.
So now we have to find the ratio of Rs. 5 to 50 paise.
Ratio \[=\dfrac{\text{Rs}\text{. 5}}{50\,\text{paise}}=\dfrac{500\,\text{paise}\,}{50\,\text{paise}}=\dfrac{10}{1}=10:1\]

Note: We need to understand the meaning of ratio to solve this question. We may divide 5 to 50 without taking care of the units and then we will get the wrong answer. We can convert paise into rupees as well but both quantities should have the same unit.