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Relative Frequency Table

When a table shows relative frequencies for different categories of a categorical variable, it is called a relative frequency table.

Both tables below show vacation choices for 10 travelers, and both are relative frequency tables.

Choice USA Europe Asia
Proportion 0.5 0.3 0.2

Choice USA Europe Asia
Percentage 50 30 20

The first table shows relative frequencies as a proportion, and the second table shows relative frequencies as a percentage.

See also:   AP Statistics Tutorial: One-Way Tables