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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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In this study they showed a decline in food intake body weight average weight gain and an increased feed to gain ratio.
The results showed that the top 300 features, as ranked by the gain ratio, are sufficient for achieving 86% accuracy in emotion recognition.
Above all, you want rabbits that are hardy, produce medium to large litters and exhibit the most efficient feed to weight gain ratio.
The good news: connecting cost accounting to student performance data to pull out the dollar-per-pupil per gain ratio on individual programs can be done in less than a year, so proactive districts can get a handle on their situation before the 2007 budget comes down the pike.
For decision tree induction we used Top Down Induction of Decision Tree (Quinlan, 1986), where gain ratio is used as information criterion of each attribute:
The AD8302 gain/phase detector integrated circuit was developed to accurately measure the gain ratio (dB) and phase difference between two signals, one of which may be a known reference signal.
27, Solarban 70XL glass has a light-to-solar gain ratio (LSG) of 2.