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**panasonic1988** I have a question regarding percentages and I would really appreciate an input.

Lets say that 10 balls are distributed between A person and B person. Person A has 6 balls and person B has 4 balls.

From the aforementioned information we know that.

**1**. A has 50% more balls than B.

**2**. A has 2 more balls than B

(which i assume is equivalent to)

A has 2/10 or 20% more balls than B.

What assumption am I making wrong?

Moreover, lets say that I am watching a football match where club A has ball possession of 60% and club B ball possession of 40%.

What is the right thing to say? Club A has 20% more ball possession than Club B? or club A has 50% more possession than B? having in mind that

(A/B) - 1 = (3/2) - 1 = (1/2) = 50%

Thanks.