Absolute frequency

Pronunciation: /æbs ə'lut ˈfri kwən si/ ?

The absolute frequency of a dataset is an exact count of elements of a database that share a particular property. The relative frequency is the percentage of the elements of the dataset that share a particular property. Table 1 contains the results of 10 experiments of rolling a single die. Table 2 shows the absolute frequency of the various outcomes.

ExperimentOutcome
13
21
31
46
51
62
72
82
95
102
Table 1 - Outcomes of a single die roll

OutcomeAbsolute FrequencyRelative Frequency
1330%
2440%
3110%
400%
5110%
6110%
Table 2 - Frequency of outcomes

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