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    Ratio

    Is saying that 31,317people/45,678people is the same as 41people/50people?
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    Re: Ratio

    Quote Originally Posted by vaironxxrd View Post
    Is saying that 31,317people/45,678people is the same as 41people/50people?
    That's wrong:

    \displaystyle{\frac{31317}{45678} = \frac{3 \cdot 11 \cdot 13 \cdot 73}{2 \cdot 3 \cdot 23 \cdot 331}}
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    Re: Ratio

    Quote Originally Posted by earboth View Post
    That's wrong:

    \displaystyle{\frac{31317}{45678} = \frac{3 \cdot 11 \cdot 13 \cdot 73}{2 \cdot 3 \cdot 23 \cdot 331}}
    Sorry for that earboth I posted the wrong ration here it is
    37,317/45,678 = 102/125 ?

    What I'm trying to do is scale down the ration of people to show the difference between these numbers
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    Re: Ratio

    Just do the divisions (got a calculator?):
    37317 / 45678 = .816957...
    102 / 125 = .816

    Now decide if close enough to suit your purpose!

    37332 / 45750 = 102 / 125 is precise.
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