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You must answer this question in less than 3 seconds....

Postby C » 27 May 2018, 18:38

Q: What is a half written as a ratio?






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Postby Rayge » 27 May 2018, 18:40

1:1

(2 secs)
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Postby Copehead » 27 May 2018, 18:56

Rayge wrote:1:1

(2 secs)


Surely any equal numbers works in that case
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Postby Deebank » 27 May 2018, 19:14

Carlsson wrote:Q: What is a half written as a ratio?






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If this was QI I’d have said 50:50 and claxons would ld have sounded no doubt!

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Postby Deebank » 27 May 2018, 19:15

But wait! A half isn’t a ratio, it’s just a fraction of a sum while s ratio is a relationship between to quantities (or something)
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Postby Copehead » 27 May 2018, 20:55

1:2
but I though about it for considerably more than 3 seconds
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Postby Pansy Puff » 27 May 2018, 21:34

Copehead wrote:1:2
but I though about it for considerably more than 3 seconds

If you and I shared pies in a ratio of 1:2 I'd have 1/3 and you'd have 2/3. Neither are 1/2. :shock:
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Postby Copehead » 27 May 2018, 22:11

Pansy Puff wrote:
Copehead wrote:1:2
but I though about it for considerably more than 3 seconds

If you and I shared pies in a ratio of 1:2 I'd have 1/3 and you'd have 2/3. Neither are 1/2. :shock:


I'd have half the number of pies that you'd have, that is a half :)
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Postby Pansy Puff » 27 May 2018, 22:17

Copehead wrote:
Pansy Puff wrote:
Copehead wrote:1:2
but I though about it for considerably more than 3 seconds

If you and I shared pies in a ratio of 1:2 I'd have 1/3 and you'd have 2/3. Neither are 1/2. :shock:


I'd have half the number of pies that you'd have, that is a half :)

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Postby Jimbo » 27 May 2018, 22:49

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Postby Copehead » 27 May 2018, 22:59

Pansy Puff wrote:
Copehead wrote:
Pansy Puff wrote:If you and I shared pies in a ratio of 1:2 I'd have 1/3 and you'd have 2/3. Neither are 1/2. :shock:


I'd have half the number of pies that you'd have, that is a half :)

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Actually I'd have half of your total....but good point!


Sorry, I was assuming you would take 2 of the 3 pies rather than me :)

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Postby jimboo » 27 May 2018, 23:27

Carlsson wrote:Q: What is a half written as a ratio?






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Half of what?
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 28 May 2018, 16:24

1:2

Edit: guess based on the fact that models come in popular scales of 1:18 and 1:43 etc.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 May 2018, 16:28

1:2
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Postby Snarfyguy » 28 May 2018, 16:32

Copehead wrote:1:2
but I though about it for considerably more than 3 seconds

Nikki Gradual wrote:1:2

Edit: guess based on the fact that models come in popular scales of 1:18 and 1:43 etc.

Diamond Dog wrote:1:2

This was my response as well, so I presume it's right. Seems to be trending anyway. :)
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Postby Diamond Dog » 28 May 2018, 16:36

You can scale it down afterwards (i.e. 3:6 becomes 1:2) but I'm pretty sure that's correct.
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Postby Pansy Puff » 28 May 2018, 18:11

All the answers are correct.

1:2 is correct because if I was making a model of a car 4m long then it would be half the length.

1:1 is correct because is two people shared £100 in the ratio of 1:1 they'd get half each.

1:1.2599 is correct because if I had a box of 100 litres capacity and reduced it in size using this ratio the smaller would have a capacity of 50 litres. (I don't think anyone said this)

1:1.414 is correct, and is the ratio of sides in paper: A3, A4 etc. Notice how A4 is exactly half the size of A3 (specifically half the area)
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Postby C » 29 May 2018, 12:25

Ratio is 'part to part'

Proportion is 'part to whole'






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Postby Butch Manly » 29 May 2018, 12:27

1:1.

1/2 as a proportion.
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Postby Butch Manly » 29 May 2018, 12:28

Carlsson wrote:Ratio is 'part to part'

Proportion is 'part to whole'






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