Pundit Niall Ferguson constructed a Twitter-based index that calculates relative prestige as the ratio of tweets to followers.
There is debate among economists and social scientists about which ratio is the most accurate.
The ratio tends to be steady--a little lower in recessions, a litlte higher in booms.
From that, they extracted the ratio of the number of deuterium atoms to the number of hydrogen atoms.
Only 23 percent favored and 71 percent opposed, a ratio of over 3-to-1 against Amendment 1.
And when we multiply a ratio by √5, what is the meaning of this operation?
Suppose we would fix the ratio at any other than the ratio of July 14th, 1870.
ratio et consilium propri ducis artes—Thought and deliberation are the qualities proper to a general.
And why may we not continue that ratio far beyond that period?
Flint glass effects a greater dispersion than crown glass nearly in the ratio of three to two.
1630s, "reason, rationale," from Latin ratio "reckoning, numbering, calculation; business affair, procedure," also "reason, reasoning, judgment, understanding," from rat-, past participle stem of reri "to reckon, calculate," also "think" (see reason (n.)). Mathematical sense "relationship between two numbers" is attested from 1650s.
ratio ra·tio (rā'shō, rā'shē-ō')
n. pl. ra·tios
Relation in degree or number between two similar things.
The relation between two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other.
An expression of the relative size of two numbers by showing one divided by the other.