# ratios

Noun

- plural form of
*ratio*

- In the former year the
**ratios**were 40.2 and 41.5, in the latter 41-6 and 427%. - Stas, from the analysis of pure silver iodate, and by C. Marignac from the determinations of the
**ratios**of silver to iodine, and of silver iodide to iodine; the mean value obtained for the atomic weight being 126.53. - 2-}-cos B It is readily shown that the latter gives the best approximation to 0; but, while the former requires for its application a knowledge of the trigonometrical
**ratios**of only one angle (in other words, the**ratios**of the sides of only one right-angled triangle), the latter requires the same for two angles, 0 and 3B. - Some corroboration of the simple law was apparently found by Johnstone Stoney, who first noted that the frequencies of three out of the four visible hydrogen lines are in the
**ratios**20: 27: 32. - In the same preface is included (a) the famous problem known by Pappus's name, often enunciated thus: Having given a number of straight lines, to find the geometric locus of a point such that the lengths of the perpendiculars upon, or (more generally) the lines drawn from it obliquely at given inclinations to, the given lines satisfy the condition that the product of certain of them may bear a constant ratio to the product of the remaining ones; (Pappus does not express it in this form but by means of composition of
**ratios**, saying that if the ratio is given which is compounded of the**ratios**of pairs - one of one set and one of another - of the lines so drawn, and of the ratio of the odd one, if any, to a given straight line, the point will lie on a curve given in position), (b) the theorems which were rediscovered by and named after Paul Guldin, but appear to have been discovered by Pappus himself.

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