# What does the underscore stand for in the following analogies?

This is taken from the Miller Analogies Test. No explanation or context is given. My assumption is that the underscore stands for the same operation/number/whatever in both, but I don't know what it would be.

_23 : 1.5 :: _ 12 : 0.5

_05 : _05 :: 0 : Undefined


Sorry about using homework as the only tag, but I don't where else it would fit...?

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Impossible to say. You need to search for "explanation or context" within the MAT. –  GEdgar Oct 24 '11 at 18:21

Given $23$, we have $2$ into $3$ is $3/2=1.5$

Given $12$, we have $2$ into $1$ is $1/2=0.5$

Given $05$, we have $5$ into $0$ is $0/5=0$

However, $0$ into $5$ is $5/0$ which is undefined.

The pattern is...

AB : B/A :: CD : C/D

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