For example, to make a **1:10 dilution** of a 1M NaCl solution, you would mix one part of the 1M solution with nine parts of solvent (probably water), for a total of ten parts. Therefore, **1:10 dilution** means 1 part 9 parts of water (or other diluent).

Subsequently, question is, what is a 1/4 dilution? A **1:4 dilution** ratio means that a simple **dilution** contains one part concentrated solution or solute and four parts of the solvent, which is usually water. For example, frozen juice that requires one can of frozen juice plus four cans of water is a **1:4** simple **dilution**.

Similarly, it is asked, what does a dilution factor of 1 mean?

**Dilution factor** refers to the ratio of the volume of the initial (concentrated) solution to the volume of the final (dilute) solution**1**, that **is, the** ratio of V**1** to V2. or. V**1** : V2. A **dilution factor**, DF, **can** be calculated: DF = V2 ÷ V**1**.

What is the dilution factor of 1 10?

This way of expressing a **dilution** as a ratio of the parts of solute to the total number of parts is common in biology. The **dilution factor** (DF) can be used alone or as the denominator of the fraction, for example, a DF of 10 means a **1:10 dilution**, or 1 part solute 9 parts diluent, for a total of 10 parts.