@freemo Thank you. (I was not aware this and I’ve probably made that mistake before without even realizing it.)
@Pat Most people have, another common mistake is you cant extend percentages across time by multiplying.. for example “I made 5% in one day, if i can do this every day for 10 days then I can make 50% in a week!
you would have to instead take the power: 1.05^10 = 1.628, so in face if you make 5% a day then if you do that every day over 10 days you would make 62.8%
@Pat Actually sorry a bit sleep deprived and someone pointed out an important fact.. This only applies to a sequence where the relative percentage refers to the total accumulated at each check point, not independent events and not percentages relative to a fixed absolute.. so in fact for relative humidity the plain way would work.
@Pat yes we are talking about compounding, but norally people are used to only working with compounding percentages when the percentages are fixed (and its easy).. im describing how to take the average of a changing percentage that represents a continuously compounding change.
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@Pat Depends on why it is constrained in that way.. does it truely represent situations where the final value has always decreased? then if so, yes..