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# Ratio vs. Percentage

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A number representing a comparison between two named things.

Percentagenoun

The amount, number or rate of something, regarded as part of a total of 100; a part of a whole.

‘A high percentage of secondary school leavers take a gap year.’;

Rationoun

(arithmetic) The relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient).

Percentagenoun

A share of the sales, profits, gross margin or similar.

‘She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold.’;

Rationoun

(legal) Short for ratio decidendi.

Percentagenoun

(informal) Benefit or advantage.

‘There was no percentage in staying at home.’;

Rationoun

The relation which one quantity or magnitude has to another of the same kind. It is expressed by the quotient of the division of the first by the second; thus, the ratio of 3 to 6 is expressed by

Percentagenoun

A certain rate per cent; the allowance, duty, rate of interest, discount, or commission, on a hundred.

Rationoun

Hence, fixed relation of number, quantity, or degree; rate; proportion; as, the ratio of representation in Congress.

Percentagenoun

a proportion multiplied by 100

Rationoun

the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

Percentagenoun

assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group;

‘he wanted his share in cash’;

Rationoun

the quantitative relation between two amounts showing the number of times one value contains or is contained within the other

‘the ratio of men's jobs to women's is 8 to 1’;

Percentagenoun

a rate, number, or amount in each hundred

‘a large percentage increase’; ‘the percentage of Caesareans at the hospital was three per cent higher than the national average’;

Ratio

In mathematics, a ratio indicates how many times one number contains another. For example, if there are eight oranges and six lemons in a bowl of fruit, then the ratio of oranges to lemons is eight to six (that is, 8∶6, which is equivalent to the ratio 4∶3).

Percentagenoun

any proportion or share in relation to a whole

‘only a tiny percentage of the day trippers are aware of the village's gastronomic distinction’;

Percentagenoun

an amount, such as an allowance or commission, that is a proportion of a larger sum of money

‘I hope to be on a percentage’;

Percentagenoun

personal benefit or advantage

‘I don't see the percentage in selling perfectly good furniture’;