: the ratio of each term of a geometric progression to the term preceding it
Examples of common ratio in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebIf the length of the base of the lower triangle (at the right) is 1 unit and the base of the large triangle is P units, then the common ratio of the two different sides is P.
Quanta Magazine, 20 Nov. 2020
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