# What is the difference between relative frequency and cumulative frequency?

We can make use of the charts diagramto see the difference in tabulation of the two values.

## Answer: Relative frequency represents a proportion of data values, while cumulative frequency represents the number of datavalues.

Go through the explanation to understand better.

**Explanation:**

Frequency

Total number of times a data occurs in the set is known as frequency.

__Relative Frequency__

Relative frequency is the fraction or proportion times an answer occurs in the data set. Relative frequencies can be written in decimal, fraction or percents.

__Cumulative Relative Frequency__

Cumulative frequency is the collection of all previous frequencies together. To find the cumulative relative frequencies, add all the previous relative frequencies to the relative frequency for the present given row or column.

The difference between a cumulative frequency distribution and a frequency distribution is that relative frequency rather than simple frequency.

Cumulative relative frequency is the accumulation of the previous relative frequencies.

Cumulative frequency distribution it is a form of a frequency distribution that represents the sum of a class and all classes.

Relative frequency of a class is the percentage of the data that falls in thatâ€‹ class/bin, while cumulative frequency of a class is the sum **of** the frequencies of that class and all previous classes.

Price Range | Frequency | Cumulative frequency |

0 - 50 50 - 100 100 - 500 500 - 1000 1000 - 1500 |
800 1200 700 450 200 |
800 2000 2700 3150 3250 |