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In Ms. Pines' class, two of every five football players got an A on the final math test. Both the fraction of all football players getting an A and the ratio of football players getting an A compared to the total number of football players could be represented by the fraction 2/5. Could a part-whole relationship situation be represented by the fraction 5/2? What about the ratio situation?

In Ms. Pines' class, two football players got A's for every three football players who didn't. Can this relationship be expressed as a fraction representing a part-whole meaning? A ratio meaning? Why or why not?



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