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22.1.3.1.2 Printing Ratios

*Ratios* are printed as follows: the absolute value of the numerator is printed, as for an *integer*; then a `/`; then the denominator. The numerator and denominator are both printed in the radix specified by the *current output base*; they are obtained as if by **numerator** and **denominator**, and so *ratios* are printed in reduced form (lowest terms). If appropriate, a radix specifier can be printed; see ***print-radix***. If the ratio is negative, a minus sign is printed before the numerator.

For related information about the syntax of a *ratio*, see Section 2.3.2.1.2 (Syntax of a Ratio).

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