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# Reeeaall simple question about ratios watch

1. If someone says there's a low teacher-student ratio, does that mean for each teacher there are only a few students (e.g. 1:5), whereas a high teacher-student ratio is the opposite (e.g. 1:30), or have I mixed them up?

Also... a low student-teacher ratio is the same as a high teacher-student ratio, right?
2. i think when u say there is a high teacher: student ratio, there are lots of teachers for a few students
3. low teacher student ratio would mean it was bad wouldn't it?? so there is lots of students to one teacher?? its not very clear tbh!
4. (Original post by PrimateJ)
If someone says there's a low teacher-student ratio, does that mean for each teacher there are only a few students (e.g. 1:5), whereas a high teacher-student ratio is the opposite (e.g. 1:30), or have I mixed them up?
No, other way round.

(Original post by PrimateJ)
Also... a low student-teacher ratio is the same as a high teacher-student ratio, right?
Yes.

(Original post by jenny28)
its not very clear tbh!
It is perfectly unambiguous.
5. (Original post by generalebriety)
No, other way round.
Ah, cheers.

Sounds weird to me though.

1:5 would be a high ratio
1:60 would be a low ratio

maybE i r teh st00pid
6. (Original post by PrimateJ)
Ah, cheers.

Sounds weird to me though.

1:5 would be a high ratio
1:60 would be a low ratio
Well, 1:5 teachers:students is quite a high number of teachers compared to students...

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