Can someone explain the basic statistical concept of the 'percentile'? It's come up in this investigation we're doing and is assumed as previous knowledge. I have no idea where to go on it.

It's due tomorrow. I can go into the specifics of the question if that helps.

Thanks.
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percentile, which is most often used in acheivement tests means that in the test situation if you are in x percentile that x% of people taking the same test scored lower or the same as you.
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If I had a list of student's scores, which I do, and I wanted to find a score for a hypothetical student x, how do I go about ranking the scores?
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lowest to highest.
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And then attach a percentile rank to each one?
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yes, your text book should explain how to do that. it really isnt hard.
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Oh. Who feels like a retard now? Thanks.
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a percentile is a numeric portion

for instance,