Pareto's Law

Pareto's Law
Pareto's Law Paˈreto's ˌLaw also Paˈreto's ˌprinciple, Paˈreto's ˌrule noun ECONOMICS
the idea that a small part of something is responsible for a large part of its value. For example, 20% of the work people do produces 80% of the rewards. It is also sometimes called the 80/​20 rule:

• If you are a manufacturer, you can use Pareto's Law to evaluate whether to add to or eliminate part of your product line.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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