Step 1: Write as a ratio

The first thing to do is to write this in a ratio format so write 34,280 : 14,342

Step 2: Divide one side

The quickest way of working out a simplified ratio is to divide both sides by the smallest number which is 14,342. We know that 14,342 divided by itself is one so write one.

Step 3: Divide the other side

Next, take 34,280 and divide by 14,342 and we get the answer 2.39. So, the answer is 1 : 2.39 and there you have it – the simplified ratio.