A = 3B

This means that A is bigger than B, right? As in A is 3 times the mass of B.

Whereas if they asked for a ratio, how would that be different?

Example:

If they asked for the ratio of the weight of object A to B,

__Fnet(A)__=

__m(A)*g__

Fnet(B) 3m(B)*g

__Fnet(A)__=

__1__

Fnet(B) 3

Ratio = 0.33 or 1/3

The two examples are saying the same thing or different things? It's been a long time since college algebra

I tried to write it out as a fraction but it didn't quite work out lol

The above is meant to say 1/3