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    Statistics with Varying Volumes

    Hello everyone, I have a question with a large number of precentages being compared.

    We are working on calculating precent increases of account volumes over time in each of the 50 states (and a few additional countries codes/etc).

    The problem I am having is that when we hav a small starting volume (say between 1 and 100) precent changes can go throug the roof really fast (1 to 2 is a 100% increase).

    What I want to do is find a way to compare all 50 states and determin which has the most signifigant increases in volume. A state where the volume moves from 500 to 1000 is signifigatly more important than one who goes from 1 to 2.

    Any suggestions on how to calculate a number, say between 0 an 100, to classify each state on a scale of how signifigant the change is?

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    Pherion
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    Which state is more important in your opinion in the two following examples:

    State A: An increase from 250 to 750?
    State B: An increase from 500 to 1000?

    How about this:

    State C: An increase from 250 to 999?
    State D: An increase from 500 to 1000?
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    In the first situation it would be A, because the inital volume was small. With two states and the same increase, the smaller inital volume state would be more of a signifigant increase.

    In the second situation I would say C, primarly because the increase is 749 opposed to 500.

    I guess I'm really trying to identify if an issue has arrisen in any particular state, the actual total volumes are easy to coordinate and keep ontop of. I need a way to identify states where things are changing quickly, or getting out of hand.
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