# How do you define Ratio?

Let us see what does the term ratio mean.

## Answer: The term ratio means the quantitative relation between the two numbers showing how many times one value contains or is contained within the other.

## Explanation:

The ratio gives a measure of how many times a number is in comparison to another number.

If a and b are the two numbers then the term ratio a to b means a/b

Ratio is represented as a: b (read as a to b ) which is nothing but the fraction a/b.