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Applied Mathematic

(Preliminary General 1)

Percentiles,
Deciles &
Quartiles
Stage 6 - Year 11

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Whats all this about?
We want to know
the spread of the scores.
The 20th percentile is the score that
has 20% of the scores below it.

It is also known as the 2nd decile.

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Whats all this about?
We want to know
the spread of the scores.
The 25th percentile is the score that
has 25% of the scores below it.

It is also known as the lower quartile


or Q1.
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Whats all this about?
We want to know
the spread of the scores.
The 75th percentile is the score that
has 25% of the scores below it.

It is also known as the upper quartile


or Q3.
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Whats all this about?
Whats the spread of the scores.

The 50th percentile is the score that


has 50% of the scores below it.

It is also known as the 5th decile or


median .
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The spread of the middle 50% of scores.
IQR = Q3 Q1
Q3 = 75th percentile = 12
Median = 50th percentile = 11 (5th decile)
Q1 = 25th percentile = 10
IQR = 12 - 10 = 2 Small IQR

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The spread of the middle 50% of scores.
IQR = Q3 Q1
Q3 = 75th percentile = 13
Median = 50th percentile = 11 (5th decile)
Q1 = 25th percentile = 7
IQR = 13 - 7 = 6 Medium IQR

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The spread of the middle 50% of scores.
IQR = Q3 Q1
Q3 = 75th percentile = 18
Median = 50th percentile = 11 (5th decile)
Q1 = 25th percentile = 3
IQR = 18 - 3 = 15 Large IQR

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