Juran originally referred to these categories as the "trivial many"; however, because all problems merit attention, the term "useful many" is preferable. Refer to Burr (1990).

Both the chart and the principle are named after Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923), an Italian economist and sociologist. His first work, Cours d'\acute{E}conomie Politique (1895-1897), applied what is now termed the Pareto distribution to the study of income size.

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