my LC analysis gives me for a four-segment solution the relative numbers of 24.6%, 17.5%, 30.4% and 27.5%. Also, when looking at the absolute numbers that the summary gives me, it says that the respective absolute numbers would be n = 63; 44; 84; 74 for N = 265 in total.

However, exemplary if you take 0.175 x 265 it gives me a an absolute number of approximately 46 individuals, but LC says that segment 2 includes 44 members which would lead to a relative segment size of 16.6%, not 17.5%.

Can you tell me why this is? Which values shall I use?

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Which number then would you report? The absolute numbers divided by the total number of respondents or the means of the probabilities across respondents?

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