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A percentage frequency distribution is a display of data that specifies the percentage of observations that exist for each data point or grouping of data points. It is a particularly useful method of expressing the relative frequency of survey responses and other data. Many times, percentage frequency distributions are displayed as tables or as bar graphs or pie charts.

The process of creating a percentage frequency distribution involves first identifying the total number of observations to be represented; then counting the total number of observations within each data point or grouping of data points; and then dividing the number of observations within each data point or grouping of data points by the total number of observations. The sum of all the percentages corresponding to each data ...

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