20 General utilities library [utilities]

20.16 Compile-time rational arithmetic [ratio]

20.16.3 Class template ratio [ratio.ratio]

namespace std {
  template<intmax_t N, intmax_t D = 1> class ratio {
    static constexpr intmax_t num;
    static constexpr intmax_t den;
    using type = ratio<num, den>;
If the template argument D is zero or the absolute values of either of the template arguments N and D is not representable by type intmax_­t, the program is ill-formed.
These rules ensure that infinite ratios are avoided and that for any negative input, there exists a representable value of its absolute value which is positive.
This excludes the most negative value.
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The static data members num and den shall have the following values, where gcd represents the greatest common divisor of the absolute values of N and D:
  • num shall have the value sign(N) * sign(D) * abs(N) / gcd.
  • den shall have the value abs(D) / gcd.