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    Which is correct?

    "Mix detergent with water (at/with/in) a ratio of 1 to 5."
    Which is correct, at, with or in?
    Also, 'a ratio' is OK? 'The ratio' is better?
    Thank you!

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man View Post
    "Mix detergent with water (at/with/in) a ratio of 1 to 5."
    Which is correct, at, with or in?
    Also, 'a ratio' is OK? 'The ratio' is better?
    Thank you!
    In a ratio is best

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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by peppy_man View Post
    "Mix detergent with water (at/with/in) a ratio of 1 to 5."
    Which is correct, at, with or in?
    Also, 'a ratio' is OK? 'The ratio' is better?
    Thank you!
    I agree with curmudgeon.

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    Re: Which is correct?

    I would be inclined to say at a ratio of. However, in a ratio of is, apparently, used more often. From a Google search:
    at a ratio of--- 107,000,000

    in a ratio of--- 162,000,000
    Apparently, I have a lot of company. So I don't feel so bad being in the minority.

    I would say you could use either one. Either is correct.


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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    I would be inclined to say at a ratio of. However, in a ratio of is, apparently, used more often. From a Google search:
    at a ratio of--- 107,000,000
    in a ratio of--- 162,000,000
    Apparently, I have a lot of company. So I don't feel so bad being in the minority.

    I would say you could use either one. Either is correct.

    Good job, Ron.

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