# Ratio Manipulations in C++ | Set 1 (Arithmetic)

The above method involves a tedious and lengthy task. But C++ has a header file , which allows us to manipulate ratios using various inbuilt templete alias. This header file in introduced C++11 onwards.

1. ratio_add :- This templete alias is used to add two ratios and return the result in simplest form. It returns two member constants, num and den denoting numerator and denominator.

2. ratio_subtract :- This templete alias is used to subtract two ratios and return the result in simplest form. It returns two member constants, num and den denoting numerator and denominator. It subtracts ratio2 from ratio1.

 `// C++ code to demonstrate the working of ` `// ratio_add and ratio_subtract ` `#include ` `#include // for ratio manipulation ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` `    ``// Declaring ratios  ` `    ``typedef` `ratio<5, 4> ratio1; ` `    ``typedef` `ratio<3, 4> ratio2; ` `     `  `    ``// Summing two ratios ` `    ``typedef` `ratio_add< ratio1, ratio2 > sum;  ` `     `  `    ``// Subtracting two ratios ` `     ``typedef` `ratio_subtract< ratio1, ratio2 > diff;  ` `      `  `    ``// printing sum of ratios ` `    ``cout << ``"The sum of ratios is : "``; ` `    ``cout << sum::num << ``"/"` `<< sum::den; ` `    ``cout << endl; ` `     `  `    ``// printing difference of ratios ` `    ``cout << ``"The difference of ratios is : "``; ` `    ``cout << diff::num << ``"/"` `<< diff::den; ` `    ``cout << endl; ` `     `  `    ``return` `0; ` `     `  `} `

Output:

```The sum of ratios is : 2/1
The difference of ratios is : 1/2
```

3. ratio_multiply :- This templete alias is used to multiply two ratios and return the result in simplest form. It returns two member constants, num and den denoting numerator and denominator.

4. ratio_divide :- This templete alias is used to divide two ratios and return the result in simplest form. It returns two member constants, num and den denoting numerator and denominator. It divides ratio1 by ratio2.

 `// C++ code to demonstrate the working of ` `// ratio_multiply and ratio_divide ` `#include ` `#include // for ratio manipulation ` `using` `namespace` `std; ` `int` `main() ` `{ ` `    ``// Declaring ratios  ` `    ``typedef` `ratio<5, 4> ratio1; ` `    ``typedef` `ratio<3, 4> ratio2; ` `     `  `    ``// Multiplying two ratios ` `    ``typedef` `ratio_multiply< ratio1, ratio2 > prod;  ` `     `  `    ``// Dividing two ratios ` `     ``typedef` `ratio_divide< ratio1, ratio2 > ``div``;  ` `      `  `    ``// printing product of ratios ` `    ``cout << ``"The product of ratios is : "``; ` `    ``cout << prod::num << ``"/"` `<< prod::den; ` `    ``cout << endl; ` `     `  `    ``// printing division of ratios ` `    ``cout << ``"The division of ratios is : "``; ` `    ``cout << ``div``::num << ``"/"` `<< ``div``::den; ` `    ``cout << endl; ` `     `  `    ``return` `0; ` `     `  `} `

Output:

```The product of ratios is : 15/16
The division of ratios is : 5/3
```

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