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Current Ratio Calculator - Glossary:
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**Current Ratio:**Shows the proportion of current assets to current liabilities. In simple words, it measures a company's ability to pay the short-term liabilities with its current assets.

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### How to use this equation?

This is a balance sheet component; the values are commonly stated against current assets and current liabilities. To use this ratio, simply divide current assets with current liabilities.**Current Assets:**

On the balance sheet, you will find the total value of current assets which consist of cash, cash equivalents, account receivables, merchandise inventory and marketable securities.

**Current Liabilities:**

On the balance sheet, you will find the total value of current liabilities which consist of accounts payable, tax payable (sales, payroll and other taxes) that are due in short-term.

**Example:**

Current ratio for a company with total current assets of $200,000 and current liabilities of $155,000 is 1.29:1. It means $1.29 of current assets are available to cover each $1 of its current liabilities.