Word of the Week- Proportion
Proportion means part in the sense of how much of something. So, for example ¾ is a 75% proportion.
- Exports account for a small proportion of total sales but, on the other hand, add significantly to overall profits.
- International students comprise a growing proportion of the student population.
- Research shows that an 80% of purchase decisions are made at the point of sale in the Retail Market. That’s a significant proportion.
Some synonyms for proportion are: part, piece, element, tranche, item, section and portion.
Now practice using this word by answering these questions:
What proportion of a typical day do you spend …
- ….. organizing?
- …. Answering emails?
- …. Working with your team?
Do these proportions vary depending on the time of the year? How does seasonality affect your business?