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The term percent is often attributed to Latin per centum, which means by a hundred. Actually, it is wrong. We got the term from Italian per cento - for a hundred. The percent sign % evolved by the gradual contraction of those words over centuries. Eventually, cento has taken the shape of two circles separated by a horizontal line, from which the modern % symbol is derived. The history of mathematical symbols is sometimes astonishing. We encourage you to take a look at the origin of the square root symbol! (Source: www.omnicalculator.com)
The dilution ratio is the ratio of the solute (the substance to be diluted) to the solvent (e.g., water). The diluted liquid needs to be thoroughly mixed to achieve true dilution. If you have a 1:3 dilution, i.e. a 1:3 dilution ratio, this means that you add 1 unit volume of solute (e.g., concentrate) to 3 unit volumes of the solvent (e.g., water), which will give a total of 4 units of volume.