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Ratio

The division of one piece of financial information by another. Financial ratios are very common in fundamental analysis, which investigates the financial health of companies. An example of a financial ratio is the price-earnings ratio, which divides a publicly-traded company's share price by its earnings per share. This and other ratios help analysts determine whether a company's share price properly reflects its performance.

ratio

The relation between two quantities when compared mathematically with one another. For example, the most frequently used ratio among investors is the price-earnings ratio. Financial analysts, investors, and managers use ratios to evaluate many factors such as the attractiveness of a stock or the operating efficiency of a company. Also called financial ratio. See also activity ratio, debt management ratio, liquidity ratio, profitability ratio.
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With respect to waist circumference and other variables, we noted a positive correlation with trunk to arm ratio (r = 0.
The chromosome length ([micro]mm), relative length (%) and arm ratio are shown as well as the chromosome types.
Data on relative length, arm ratio, centromeric index and the chromosome classification for diploids are given in Table 2, and these for triploids are given in Table 3.
The chromosome arm lengths were averaged together and the arm ratio (long arm:short arm average), total chromosome length (short arms + long arms), and relative chromosome lengths (length of the individual chromosome/ total length of all chromosomes in the genome) were calculated.
The karyotype is based on chromosome length, arm ratio, and C-banding patterns.