Meaning of RATIO in English

RATIO

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ high , low

▪ gender , sex

Some universities take steps to keep their gender ~ 50–50.

▪ staffing

Staffing ~s were generally better in smaller hospitals.

▪ male-female , nurse-patient , student-teacher , etc.

▪ benefit-to-risk , power-to-weight , etc.

▪ price-earnings , price-to-earnings ( both business )

The stock's price-earnings ~ has dropped to 24.

VERB + RATIO

▪ achieve , have

They have a high ~ of imports to exports.

▪ improve , increase

The hospital is trying to improve its staff/patient ~.

▪ reduce

▪ calculate , compute , determine , find , work out

RATIO + VERB

▪ improve

▪ worsen

the worsening student/teacher ~ in our schools

▪ differ , range (from … to … ) , vary

Waist-to-hip ~s vary according to body type.

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

We mixed the oil and water in a ~ of one to five.

▪ ~ between

the ~ between the amount of time spent on the work and the profit produced

▪ ~ of sth to sth

the ~ of house prices to incomes

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