• No, as that would be 1:11.
  • No, it means 1 in every 10. For example, you have 10 candies, and 1 of those 10 is chocolate. That can be expressed as 1:10 chocolate or 1/10 chocolate.
  • Normally, the ratios are not used for the same thing. So a hill that is 1:10 upwards rises 1 for upwards for every 10 foot along. 1:10 issue of stock means 1 new stock for every 10 old stock.
  • No it means 1 in EVERY Ten 1-10
  • I wasn't satisfied with any answer. I checked some math sites and wikipedia. Here is my claim. From upon searching "ratio": "If a school has a 20:1 student-teacher ratio, there are twenty times as many students as teachers." Okay, so 20:1 means "20 to 1" or "20 for every 1." So if you take a group of 21 people from that school, there will be 20 students plus 1 teacher. Now if it said "1 in 20 people at the school are teachers," then in that group of twenty there is 1 teacher. (1 IN 20) So in that case, 19 in that 20 are students and 1 in that 20 is a teacher. Now that we've said "1 in 20" there are only 19 times as many students as teachers. Therefore, a ratio of 1:20 means "1 for every 20" and NOT "1 in 20." The problem is the "IN", which everyone here has claimed is acceptable when using to word ratios.
  • It means for every 10 units of something, you add one unit of something else. So yes it is 1/11th. If it is stated that there are 1 in every 10, then it means one in every 10 or 1/10th. Depends on how it is stated, if you are comparing or adding to a mixture.
  • You are spending way to much time trying to make something out of nothing. If it were as you said all math would change as we know it. Accept it as it is and get on to more important things.
  • Ok.. so in statistical probability theory 1:10 is almost always the way to refer to ODDS ratios as opposed to a probability which is almost always written 1/10. So if i roll a six sided die the probability (p) that a 1 comes up is 1/6. The odds are defined as p / ( 1 - p). So in this case it would be (1/6) / (1- (1/6)) which is 1/5. So the odds ratio of me rolling a 1 is actually 1:5. The place you run into this most often in ever day life is in gambling. Bookmakers almost always list the odds of a situation. If i bet on even odds that a 1 is rolled and I win I would get back my original 1 and an additional 5. So if you be at 1:100 odds and win, you'll end the day with your original 1 + 100 dollars extra.
  • Just as 2:1 means there are 3 parts overall, 1:1 means there are two parts overall. 10:1 means there are 11 parts overall. If it were not so, then 1:1 would be redundant and not even worth expressing. Trust me, I've got a Physics degree and just consulted with a Chemistry Ph.D.
  • Oh, I get the question. "to" and "in" that is the context here. one to ten means. For every one there is ten of something else. The total would be eleven. "In" is a collective term. So, within that eleven there one that contrasts the other ten. Yeah, they mean the same thing. took my awhile to think about it. Thanks for the enlightening answers and questions.
  • No. As stated, the ratio of 1:10 is a proportion. The ratio or proportion 1:10 means 1 divided by 10 and the quotient is .1, or 10%. The ratio of 1:11 is restated as 1 divided by 11 and the quotient is .090909..., or 9.09%. To help understand it better, I would much rather place a bet on 1:10 than 1:11, the expected payoff is better by 9.1%.

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