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I’m still working on fully understanding this idea, but from what I have gathered, the following would provide examples of the two types of ratios:
Consolidated unit:
I make a lot of tea. If I make 3/2 cups of tea (to fill my big mug) with 1 teaspoon of loose tea leaves, how many teaspoons of loose tea would I use to make a pot containing 6 cups of tea? This would be assuming I was making it for people who like tea with the strength that I do!
Multiplicative comparison:
One potato from my garden measured 10 cm in diameter. Another potato from the same plant measured only 2 cm in diameter. The first potato is 5 times larger than the second potato and the second potato is 1/5 the size of the first potato.
If I’m not on the right track, please leave a comment to show me back to the path! And yes, I really had this kind of diversity in my potatoes. All the resources were poured into the firstborn apparently!