Maybe this is the native German speaker in me, but I am looking for an alternative verb to use, when I want to write:
We compute the ratio of A and B.
I am not happy with the verbs to compute/to calculate since they imply using concrete numbers, whereas, at this stage I am doing symbolic math. After writing down the ratio of A and B, the ratio will by simplified, but no numerical values will be computed.
I am writing a report, and in the theory section I want to describe how I derived a ratio X from the initial ratio of A and B.
In German, I would say A und B ins Verhältnis setzen, which carries a more general meaning than mere math. Thus, I am looking for a verb, that carries a similar, general meaning.