What is the difference between "percentile" and "percentage" ? Dear friends What is the difference between "percentile" and "percentage" ? please give me some examples as well. Regards Niwantha
Aug 20, 2014 3:27 AM
Answers · 3
"Percentage" is a commonly used word, and it means a fraction expressed a hundredths. It is often expressed by using the percent sign, % "This drink is only 10% juice and 90% water." "When you flip a coin, it has a 50% chance of coming up heads." "In Iceland, 99% of the population is literate." "Percentile" is a technical term in statistics, expressing the relative position of something when a group is ranked by size. "He scored at the 68% percentile" means that 68% of those tested scored lower and 32% score the same or higher.
August 20, 2014
A dictionary should be your first stop. You'll see that one of these words has a very specific usage.
August 20, 2014
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