Usually on the front page I see most questions with definitive answers but some will never get accepted. I was just curious how many question we have versus how many accept answers.

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20628 / 38481 = ~54%

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    That's much higher than I would have guessed. I wonder how that stacks up to other exchanges.
    – Howdy_McGee Mod
    Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 16:59

My calcuation works out to the same answer as Rarst's. Looking at a few other sites, WordPress seems very close to average. The maximum ratio (79%) is held by French and the minimum ratio (26%) belongs to Patents. The distribution looks like this:

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    It is curious that we fall close to average since our overall answered rate (accepted or upvoted) has been historically low-ish. I wonder if we are slacking on upvoting viable but not accepted answers.
    – Rarst
    Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 9:55

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