# simplify 6 : 2

#### Understand the Problem

The question is asking to simplify the ratio of 6 to 2, which involves reducing it to its simplest form.

#### Answer

3:1
##### Answer for screen readers

The final answer is 3:1

#### Steps to Solve

1. Find the greatest common divisor (GCD) of the numbers

To simplify the ratio, we need to find the greatest common divisor (GCD) of 6 and 2.

$ext{GCD}(6, 2) = 2$

1. Divide both numbers by the GCD

Now divide both numbers in the ratio by their GCD.

$rac{6 , \text{(numerator)}}{2 , \text{(GCD)}} = 3$

$rac{2 , \text{(denominator)}}{2 , \text{(GCD)}} = 1$

1. Write the simplified ratio

The simplified ratio is 3:1.

The final answer is 3:1

#### More Information

Ratios are a way to compare two quantities. Simplifying ratios is similar to simplifying fractions.

#### Tips

A common mistake is to incorrectly find the GCD. Ensure you accurately determine the largest number that divides both quantities.

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