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yes alot more salt then fresh
Yes, there is a much larger percentage of salt water than there is fresh water, as most of the Earth's water is stored in the oceans. yes it covers 99.9% of the earth

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Water flows downhill. The ocean is as far downhill as water can get. Oceans are roughly 97% of Earth's water and cover 70% of Earth's surface. Since oceans have salt, most of the water on Earth is salt water.

Why the oceans have salt is a related question. (See link.)

Why aren't there more lakes to collect fresh water is a question that no one has ever asked. (But, lakes that collect fresh water and do not have an outlet to the ocean will eventually become salt water. See below.)

The whole process working together is known as "The Water Cycle," a topic well worth additional study.

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New water comes from rain and snow, so it is not salty. Almost all glaciers, lakes, rivers and streams are filled with new water and that new water replaces water that flows out to the oceans. It may take an hour or a day or a year or (in the case of huge inland bodies of water like the Great Lakes) thousands of years or (in the case of glaciers) longer for all the old water to be replaced by new water from rain and snow. But, even thousands of years is not long enough for salt and other minerals to accumulate in lakes.

The oceans have salt because they lose water by evaporation, but evaporation leaves behind the dissolved minerals. Oceans became salty because salt dispersed in the rocks and dirt all over the Earth has been dissolved and washed to the sea. It is estimated that it took the first billion years of Earth's existence for the oceans to become about as salty as they are now. (Oceans lose salt by complex geological processes taking place in the ocean floor, but that is a different question.)

The largest freshwater lakes in the world, such as the Great Lakes in North America, have new water flowing in and existing water flowing to the sea. Large and small lakes that are not connected to the oceans, such as the many of the Great Lakes of the Rift Valley, gradually get saltier.
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Well many people use Fresh Water from the sink and when they take a shower. So there isn't much of salt water in the world.

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Yes. Only about 2.75% of Earth's water is fresh water and the majority of that is either frozen into glaciers or exists as groundwater.

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3% fresh

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12y ago

Salt water is more than fresh water.

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