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Ratio vs. Percentage

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Main Difference

The main difference between Ratio and Percentage is that the Ratio is a relationship between two numbers of the same kind and Percentage is a Number or ratio as a fraction of 100

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  • Ratio (noun)

    A number representing a comparison between two named things.

  • Ratio (noun)

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

  • Ratio (noun)

    Short for ratio decidendi.

  • Percentage (noun)

    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."

  • Percentage (noun)

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

    "She gets a percentage for every vacuum cleaner sold."

  • Percentage (noun)

    Benefit or advantage.

    "There was no percentage in staying at home."

Wiktionary
  • Ratio (noun)

    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"

  • Percentage (noun)

    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"

  • Percentage (noun)

    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"

  • Percentage (noun)

    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"

  • Percentage (noun)

    personal benefit or advantage

    "I don't see the percentage in selling perfectly good furniture"

Oxford Dictionary
  • Ratio (noun)

    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

  • Ratio (noun)

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

  • Percentage (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Ratio (noun)

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

  • Percentage (noun)

    a proportion multiplied by 100

  • Percentage (noun)

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

    "he wanted his share in cash"

Princeton's WordNet

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