ONE IN TEN / NINE OUT OF TEN
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One in ten / Nine out of ten
Use the preposition in to talk about very small proportions:
It was a one in a million chance.
Use the preposition out of to refer to large proportions:
Four out of five tourists who visit the country arrive by air.