Originally Posted by bobbrews
Because I was trying to get a basic point across (probably in poor fashion) that the ratio matters more than the numbers on their own (to an extent). Whether you're driving 100mph or 85mph in a 60mph zone, you're still probably going to get pulled over. However, you might not be pulled over you were going 70 in a 60mph zone.
Well, then, you probably should have mentioned that you were only talking about a certain range of values. What you said before just wasn't true.