doubt about how ratio is expressed

English translation: ratio

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10:54 Oct 22, 2005
Catalan to English translations [PRO]
Government / Politics / R + D
Catalan term or phrase: doubt about how ratio is expressed
La relació entre el finançament públic i el privat era de 0,62 a 1,24 l’any 2004 i va representar l’1,9 % del PIB.

I don't understand this presentation of info, surely ratios or relationships or proportions are expressed out of a round number, like 1 or 100....
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 04:30
English translation:ratio
Explanation:
What a humdinger of a confusing sentence.

I read it like this:

Public financing represented 0·62% of (X)
while Private financing represented 1·24% of (X)

Now the question I am left with is whether (X) is the 1·92% of GNP that is then mentioned (sum of the two - near as damn it) or whether (X) is another figure that is mentioned elsewhere in the text.

Good luck with it.
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Berni Armstrong
Spain
Local time: 04:30
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there's obviously missing info here, thanks for the confirmation:-)
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Explanation:
What a humdinger of a confusing sentence.

I read it like this:

Public financing represented 0·62% of (X)
while Private financing represented 1·24% of (X)

Now the question I am left with is whether (X) is the 1·92% of GNP that is then mentioned (sum of the two - near as damn it) or whether (X) is another figure that is mentioned elsewhere in the text.

Good luck with it.


Berni Armstrong
Spain
Local time: 04:30
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 42
Grading comment
there's obviously missing info here, thanks for the confirmation:-)
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