# Ratio Statement

(Redirected from ratio)

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)

### 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.