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A ratio is the relative size of two quantities expressed as the quotient of one divided by the other. The numbers in a ratio may be quantities or measurements of any kind, such as counts, lengths, weights, or concentrations, for example. When two quantities are measured with the same unit, as is often the case, their ratio is a dimensionless number.

The ratio of cells that autofluoreced under 620 nm excitation over the total number of SYBR- or DAPI-stained cells enumerated. The flag -9999 denotes a missing value.