# What does a 1:1 ratio mean?

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for example

- two bottles of water both having 2 liters of water each

the ratio will be#2/2 = 1/1 = 1:1# - two boxes both having 50 grams of butter each

the ratio will be#50/50 = 1/1 = 1:1#

Ratio is a definition of how big something is compared to something else (in quantity, number, value). It does not require items on the two sides of the colon to be the same in any way.

#### Explanation:

You need quantities to arrive at a ratio, but a ratio on its own will never reveal quantities

If you had 100 protestors facing 100 policemen, the ratio of

This is your one chance to compare apples to oranges, so if you have a dozen of each, the ratio is

If you have ten skids of water bottles where five skids contain 480

At the same time the ratio of the two different sized skids present is also

If you had to mix oil and water in a

Similarly you could mix