# Difference between revisions of "Ratio"

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A '''ratio''' is the amount of one quantity compared to another quantity, or, in simpler terms, one quantity divided by another. Ratios are written with a colon (the : symbol). | A '''ratio''' is the amount of one quantity compared to another quantity, or, in simpler terms, one quantity divided by another. Ratios are written with a colon (the : symbol). | ||

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==Example of a ratio== | ==Example of a ratio== |

## Revision as of 09:51, 22 February 2013

A **ratio** is the amount of one quantity compared to another quantity, or, in simpler terms, one quantity divided by another. Ratios are written with a colon (the : symbol).

When two ratios are equivalent, they are called a *proportion*.

## Example of a ratio

Texas is approximately 16 times the size of the Netherlands. Thus the ratio of the size of Texas to the Netherlands would be 16 to 1, written as 16:1.