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A ratio is a division of two quantities that may or may not be of the same nature.
You can for example have the ratio of the perimeters of two similar triangles. ratio=perimeter1/perimeter2
If an automobilist travels at a constant rate (notice the root RATE, RATIO), the rate of travel is expressed as the ratio of the distance travelled (d) to the time taken to travel the distance. That ratio is called the speed v
Since the ratio involves two quantities of different nature, the speed has a unit derived from the unit of distance and the unit of time; Example v=65 km/h
There is a ratio of 1.45 US $ to 1 Euro. This is usually referred to as the exchange RATE.
The odds of something happening is 7 to 2.
What is really meant when a ratio is involved depends on the context. But what you should remember is that a ratio involves the division of two quantities.
Proportions: The equality of two ratios is called a proprtion.
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