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what is compression ratio

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Old 10-12-2006, 12:50 PM
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can someone explain compression for me. like what does this mean,

compression ratio: 10.4:1

what is compression ratio and what do the numbers mean? and also what is good? is it like the lower the numbers the better?.. or what?
if you guys could reply, i'd appreciate it. i read a lot. to find answers to my questions, but this one i couldnt find. -thanks
 
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:01 PM
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Ah, humble beginnings. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/engine.htm
 
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