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If one item is outselling another item by 2 to 1, does this ratio indicate that there are 3 items and 2 of them are selling twice as fast at the other? Or to express this in another way, when 1 item is sold 2 of the other item is also sold.

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By the way (which was most likely a type), it is Ratios (not Ratos).

I think the response is yes, but a better way to phrase it would be like this.

One item (x) is outselling another item (y) by 2 to 1, so this ratio indicates that for every 3 items sold, x is selling twice as fast y.  Or to express this in another way, when 2 units from x are sold, 1 unit from y is sold.

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