# How to display 'Mistake Contribution %' in a column out of total mistakes?

There are a total number of mistakes X, now I want to create a column for showing distribution for the total mistakes X, what will be the shorter name or better way to represent this?

Note: Total mistake will not be 100%, it can be 'x%',e.g. if a user has done 94% things right, I want to explain the distribution for his 6%

## 3 Answers

Numeric values should be right-aligned in their own columns for easy scanning and comparison. Graphics help.

A percentage is defined as "any proportion or share in relation to a whole". I'd say that makes the "out of total mistakes" parenthetical redundant.

In your question, you use the term "distribution" which I think would work nicely for the column header.

# Mistakes

Type   Distribution
...
...

I'd move 'Mistake' to a header, and name the second column Frequency. You could add something like '(% of total)' to the header, though if you add a total row at the end with 100% it's also quite obvious.

Mistakes

Type       |   Frequency
------------------------
A          |   88   (3%)
B          |   29   (1%)
C          |   60   (2%)
no mistake |        94%
------------------------
Total      | 2900 (100%)
• sorry, my question was not clear enough(edited the question) total mistake can be 'X%', e.g. If a user has done 94% things right, I want to explain the distribution for his 6% – Ankit Agrawal Apr 20 '20 at 16:49
• I don't understand. If it's a total, why isn't it 100%? Perhaps you should add a little more example data? – Glorfindel Apr 20 '20 at 16:51
• edited my comment – Ankit Agrawal Apr 20 '20 at 16:52
• I'm still not understanding it completely, but perhaps it then make sense to add an extra row (at the end or beginning) for that 94%? See the update. – Glorfindel Apr 20 '20 at 16:55