Derived from mathematics, the term ratio expresses relative values between subjects. These values are commonly expressed as numerical, but may also be expressed as analogies in common usage. In professional texts ratios may also be expressed as algebraic formulae due to complexity and the need for accurate representation of the ratio function. Ratios are often expressed as implied relative proportions in comparative analyses like pie charts.
Examples of Ratio:
|Common usage: A good salesman is one in 1000 people.|
Mathematical: The ratio of good salesmen is measured at 1:1000
Analogy: In terms of talent, Ray Charles is an oversize elephant compared to fleas.