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## Popular Today # Ratio Calculators

These Ratio Calculators are part of the suite of free online math calculators designed and maintained by iCalculator. A Ratio is a mathematical term to show the relationship between two numbers of the same kind, ratios are used very commonly in every day life, these math ratio calculators provide means of computing and converting ratios online.

## Ratios in every day use

The following calculators provide good example of ratios in every day life.

## How can Ratios be expressed?

Ratios can be expressed in a numbers of ways, as a decimal, a fraction as a related comparison or as is more commonly seen a percentage. for example a ratio of 1 to 2 can be expressed as:

1. 1-2 is a ratio expressed in using a hyphen, whilst this is quite commonly used it should be avoided as the hyphen also represents the minus sign in math and can be confusing in long algorithms or if using computer code or computers to process a math calculation
2. 1:2 is a ratio expressed in typical math format using a colon
3. 1 to 2 is a ratio expressed in written words
4. 1 per 2 is a ratio expressed in written words
5. 0.5 is a ratio expressed as a decimal number
6. 50% is a ratio expressed as a percentage
7. ½ is a ratio expressed as a fraction