What is ratio? - Definition from WhatIs.com
Part of the Computing fundamentals glossary:

1) In general, a ratio is a way of concisely showing the relationship between two quantities of something. The most formal way of stating a ratio is by separating the two quantities with a colon (:) although sometimes a division sign (/) is used in place of the colon. Thus, where there is a ratio of 5:2 between apples and oranges, for each five apples, there are two oranges.

For a ratio to have meaning, both numbers must be nonzero.

2) In mathematics, a ratio is a quotient used to compare quantities of the same units of measure.

This was last updated in September 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

Related Terms

Definitions

  • algorithm

    - An algorithm (pronounced AL-go-rith-um) is a procedure or formula for solving a problem. Algorithms are used throughout almost all areas of information technology. (WhatIs.com)

  • server

    - A server is a computer program that provides services to other computer programs (and their users) in the same or other computers. A dedicated computer may also be referred to as a server. (WhatIs.com)

  • physical security

    - Physical security is the protection of people and systems from damage or loss due to physical events such as fire, flood, disasters, crimes or accidents. (SearchSecurity.com)

Glossaries

  • Computing fundamentals

    - Terms related to computer fundamentals, including computer hardware definitions and words and phrases about software, operating systems, peripherals and troubleshooting.

  • Internet applications

    - This WhatIs.com glossary contains terms related to Internet applications, including definitions about Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models and words and phrases about web sites, e-commerce ...

Ask a Question. Find an Answer.Powered by ITKnowledgeExchange.com

Ask An IT Question

Get answers from your peers on your most technical challenges

Ask Question
  • SNR margin issues on desktop

    SOLVEDi replaced my PSU  (power suppy) from generic zeus 520w to a gold certified quality Seasnic g550 and the problem is gone thanks for help

  • What is a ratio?

    Before we would want to give an answer to this, we would like to know do you have a business case for asking this question or is it a homework question. If you have a good business cas...

  • Read write ratio in a SAN array

Tech TalkComment

Share
Comments

    Results

    Contribute to the conversation

    All fields are required. Comments will appear at the bottom of the article.