The ratio of criminal proceedings to population is, as a rule, much higher in the south than in the north.
This equation does not give us the value of the unknown factor but gives us a ratio between two unknowns.
In the election of 1896 all the parties in the state declared in favour of the free and unlimited coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1.
The working expenses were reduced in a progressively larger ratio, e.g.
30 be numerically the same as the ratio of the electromagnetic and electrostatic units.