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AND what is the difference between "percentile" and "percentage"
If one of them got 40 of the items correct, then the percentage that he got correct is 80. He got 80 percent of the items correct.
But we don't know what percentile he is in until we see what scores the other 99 people got.
Suppose that all 99 of those other people got only 60% (or fewer) of the items correct. Then the person who got 80% did better than all other 99 people. He did better than 99% of the whole group of 100, so he is in the 99th percentile.
Anonymous:how it is different from ranks
Anonymous:Because there are only 100 people.
Anonymous:hm.. This is a statistics-related term actually. Best answer is best.
CalifJimSuppose that all 99 of those other people got only 60% (or fewer) of the items correct. Then the person who got 80% did better than all other 99 people. He did better than 99% of the whole group of 100, so he is in the 99th percentile.How many percentiles are there? Anyway?
Anonymous:I am not sure of the exact definition, but I was always taught to think the following:-
percent/percentage is an Amount out of a hundred.
percentile is a Location within a group of a hundred
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