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    Default Ratio : meaning of "is to"

    Ratio in maths is written in different ways as 1) a : b, 2) a/b 3) a is to b.

    Would somebody tell me what is the meaning of "is to" in third. Is it the short form of "The value of a when it is compared to b"

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    Default Re: Ratio : meaning of "is to"

    Quote Originally Posted by rajan View Post
    Ratio in maths written in different ways as 1) a : b, 2) a/b 3) a is to be.

    Would somebody tell me what is the meaning of "is to" in third. Is it the short form of "The value of a when it is compared to b"

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    Yes. 2 is to 3 as 4 is to 6. 2/3 = 4/6

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