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golden ratio

A division in a line such that the proportion of the whole to the larger area is equal to the proportion of the larger area to the smaller one. The mathematical golden ratio has been employed in all manner of things, not the least in art, architecture, and even philosophy.
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Using a ratio that includes successfully completed courses over the total number of courses enrolled gives a clear indication of student success, of the time a student has been enrolled.
By increasing the velocity ratio (ratio of inner:outer jet velocity), the inner jet spread angle is found to be larger and the downstream mixing region uniform.
The evidence of a falling graduation rate since 1969 would have become a national scandal by now had it not been disguised by the fact that the degree ratio is not the yardstick of choice.
As with the P/E ratio, a mutual fund's price-to-book ratio is the weighted average of all of the fund's holdings.
Calculations by Baughman and his colleagues predict that these solids would have a large negative Poisson's ratio in certain directions balanced by a large positive ratio in others.
These visual results then were compared with the recorded eutectic temperature, the wt % Bi, the wt % Sr and the Sr/Bi ratio for each sample.
This ratio compares the stock price to a company's book value, the value of a company's total assets minus intangibles and liabilities.
Under the HAR, a weighted-average absorption ratio is computed by combining the absorption ratios computed under the simplified method used for the last three years prior to the first year the HAR is elected.
Currently, the parties end up stipulated to the city's stated 45 percent assessment ratio.
Federal courts, however, have consistently rejected the argument that the 100-to-1 ratio violates the equal-protection clause of the Constitution.
This ratio sets a minimum capital-to-asset ratio of 3 percent for institutions with the best supervisory rating but does not weight the assets of the bank according to risk.
Under the temporary regulations, a related CFC group has "excess related person indebtedness" (ERPI) if the aggregate debt-to-asset ratio of all CFCs is less than 80 percent of the debt-to-asset ratio of the U.
The easiest way to tell if a stock is expensive or cheap is to compare its price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio with the market average.
Highest retention ratio is shown by TPL at 97%, with around 90% of GWP in motor portfolio.