Ratio Statement

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A Ratio Statement is a mathematical statement that expresses a ratio.



References

2008

  • Dept. of Eduction, University of Irvine. (2009). “CSET Math Glossary."
    • ratio. A comparison expressed as a fraction. For example, there is a ratio of three boys to two girls in a class (3/2, 3:2).

2003

  • http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/63884.html
    • Definition of Ratio
    • This is as much an English language question as a math question, and that makes it very confusing. Words like this are not used as consistently as you might expect, even among math teachers or mathematicians.
    • Merriam-Webster (m-w.com) says
    • ratio 1
      • a : the indicated quotient of two mathematical expressions
      • b : the relationship in quantity, amount, or size between two or more things : PROPORTION
    • proportion
      • 3 : the relation of one part to another or to the whole with respect to magnitude, quantity, or degree : RATIO
      • 4 : SIZE, DIMENSION
      • 5 : a statement of equality between two ratios in which the first of the four terms divided by the second equals the third divided by the fourth (as in 4/2=10/5)

2000

1997

  • http://www.mathleague.com/help/ratio/ratio.htm
    • QUOTE: A ratio is a comparison of two numbers. We generally separate the two numbers in the ratio with a colon (:). Suppose we want to write the ratio of 8 and 12. We can write this as 8:12 or as a fraction 8/12, and we say the ratio is eight to twelve.