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Difference Between Diamond, Rhombus and Trapezoid

// Sep 24th, 2013
Diamond, Rhombus vs Trapezoid   Diamond, Rhombus, and Trapezoid are all quadrilaterals, which are polygons with four sides. While rhombus and trapezium are properly defined in mathematics, diamond (or diamond shape) is a layman’s term for rhombus. Rhombus and Diamond A quadrilateral with all sides equal are in...

Difference Between Nautical Mile and Statute Mile

// Sep 24th, 2013
Nautical Mile vs Statute Mile   Mile (or statute mile) and nautical mile are two measuring units of length, where statute mile is often used in measuring distances, in the land while nautical mile is used in the sea. However, the use of nautical mile has extended into other fields of navigation, such as aviation. Statute...

Difference Between Circumcenter, Incenter, Orthocenter and Centroid

// Sep 23rd, 2013
Circumcenter, Incenter, Orthocenter vs Centroid   Circumcenter: circumcenter is the point of intersection of three perpendicular bisectors of a triangle. Circumcenter is the center of the circumcircle, which is a circle passing through all three vertices of a triangle.   To draw the circumcenter create any...

Difference Between Rounding and Estimating

// Sep 23rd, 2013
Rounding vs Estimating   Rounding and estimating are two methods used for approximating a number for easier usage, when very large numbers are found. Both rounding and estimating are usually performed mentally, without the aid of writing or using a calculator. The goal of rounding and estimating is to make the...

Difference Between Classification and Tabulation

// Sep 18th, 2013
Classification vs Tabulation   Both classification and tabulation are methods of summarizing data in statistics, which makes further analysis of data to draw inferences from the data. In this article, we will discuss in detail the two methods of summarizing the data and distinguish between classification...

Difference Between Ascending and Descending

// Aug 20th, 2013
Ascending vs Descending   Ascending and descending are two terms that are taught in elementary math classes to students. In fact, these happen to be the very first of the math concepts that are taught to students. In general, ascending is a word that refers to the act of climbing up (stairs or a peak), whereas...

Difference Between Fundamental and Derived Quantities

// Aug 13th, 2013
Fundamental vs Derived Quantities   Experimentation is a core aspect of physics and other physical sciences. Theories and other hypothesis are verified and established as scientific truth by means of experiments conducted. Measurements are an integral part of experiments, where the magnitudes of and the relations...

Difference Between Circumference, Diameter and Radius

// Aug 12th, 2013
Circumference vs Diameter vs Radius   Radius, diameter, and circumference are measurements of three important properties of a circle. Diameter and Radius A circle is defined as the locus of a point at a constant distance from a fixed point on a two dimensional plane. The fixed point is known as the center. The...

Difference Between Pyramid and Prism

// Aug 12th, 2013
Prism vs Pyramid   Prisms and Pyramids are solid (three dimensional) geometrical objects. Both prisms and pyramids are polyhedrons; solid objects with polygonal shape surfaces. They are not often found in nature, but most useful in mathematics, science and technology. Prism The prism is a polyhedron; it is a solid...

Difference Between Parametric and Non Parametric

// Aug 2nd, 2013
Parametric vs Non Parametric   Statistics is one branch of studies which allows us to understand population dynamics by using samples drawn from a certain population of interest. It is essential that these samples be random. Many formulae are created with incorporation of mathematics, to take inferences about...

Difference Between Stratified Sampling and Cluster Sampling

// Jul 20th, 2013
Stratified Sampling vs Cluster Sampling   In statistics, especially when conducting surveys, it is important to obtain an unbiased sample, so the result and predictions made concerning the population are more accurate. But, in the simple random sampling, the possibility exists to select the members of the...

// Jul 20th, 2013
Radian vs Degree   Degrees and radians are units of angular measurement. Both are commonly used in practice, in fields such as mathematics, physics, engineering, and many other applied sciences. Degree has a history running back to ancient Babylonian history while radian is a relatively modern mathematical...

Difference Between Positive Correlation and Negative Correlation

// Jul 15th, 2013
Positive Correlation vs Negative Correlation   Correlation is a measure of the strength of the relationship between two variables. The correlation coefficient quantifies the degree of change of one variable based on the change of the other variable. In statistics, correlation is connected to the concept of...

Difference Between Percentile and Percentage

// Jul 14th, 2013
Percentile vs Percentage   Percentile and percentage are important when describing quantities. Percentage is just an arithmetic concept that allows comparison between different fractions and easier understanding. Percentile is a statistical concept that denotes a subset consisting a percentage from the population/...

Difference Between Relation and Function

// Jun 19th, 2013
Relation vs Function   From high school mathematics onwards, function becomes a common term. Even though it is used quite often, it is used without proper understanding of its definition and interpretations. This article focuses on describing those aspects of a function. Relation A relation is a link between the...

Difference Between Pace and Speed

// Apr 9th, 2013
Pace vs Speed   Speed and velocity are the common terms to describe the fast or slow movement of an object, person, or an automobile. We know what we mean when we describe the movement of a train or a bus in terms of kilometers per hour or mph. The term speed is also used for one’s own movement while one...