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Poll vote percentages

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Blue, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    Why do poll vote percentages not add up to 100%
     
  2. shawn

    shawn Well-Known Member

    Because they're rounded individually.

    For example, if you have seven people voting, each vote is worth 14.2857% of the vote. That rounds to 14%. But if you add up all the 14% votes (or a few 14s and a 57%, etc), you only get 98 or 99% for the total.
     
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  3. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Are you talking about multi-option polls? I don't fully understand the logic behind it either
     
  4. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Jaxel explained the logic really well when this came up before.
     
  5. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

    Searched for it, can't find it.
     
  6. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Jake Bunce and Blue like this.
  7. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    It can be summarised as

    "So instead of calculating the ratings as...

    Number of votes for option / Number of votes in the poll.

    It calculates as...

    Number of votes for option / Number of participants in the poll."
     
    Jake Bunce likes this.
  8. Blue

    Blue Well-Known Member

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