 # Percentile Definition

What is a percentile? What does percentile mean? ## Percentile definition in statistics – Percentile meaning

Define percentile – What is a percentile? A percentile is a number between 0 and 100 that shows how much of a distribution is equal to or below that number. Most test scores, like the SAT, GRE, and LSAT, are given as a percentile. On the test, for example, the 80th percentile was 150. That means if you got a 150 on the test, you did better than 80% of the people who took the test.

Percentiles show how one value compares to others. As a general rule, if a value is in the kth percentile, it is greater than K percent of all values.

A percentile is a term used in statistics to talk about how a score compares to other scores in the same set. Even though there is no single definition of percentile, it is often described as the number of values in a set of data scores lower than a given value.

• The 25th percentile is called the first quartile.
• The 50th percentile is usually the median.
• The 75th percentile is also called the 3rd quartile.

## Percentile formula in statistics

The following formula can be used to determine a percentile: Well, I hope you understand percentile definition/percentile meaning in statistics. 