Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

Ratio

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2930

Definition

A ratio shows the relative magnitude of one quantity to another, obtained by dividing one quantity by the other. This can be expressed by formula \( { a / b } \)

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