Re: Help with Percentile formula !!

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg19404] Re: Help with Percentile formula !!*From*: rfinley at netdoor.com (Richard Finley)*Date*: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 13:57:16 -0400*Organization*: Internet Doorway, Inc. -- http://www.netdoor.com/*References*: <7pl8eg$cmr@smc.vnet.net> <fRFv3.121$Q77.4906@axe.netdoor.com>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Oops...change the a to 50 in the example.. so as in the previous example a = 50, b=200 and (a/b)*100% = >(50/200)*100% = 25% sorry...RF Richard Finley wrote in message ... >Mike, >values of what? Percentiles have to be with respect to something. For >example, 50 is 50% of 100 but it is 25% of 200. In general, to get the >percentile of "a" with respect to "b" you use: > (a/b)*100% >...so as in the previous example a = 25, b=200 and (a/b)*100% = >(25/200)*100% = 25% >Hope that helps you, RF > > >News1 wrote in message <7pl8eg$cmr at smc.vnet.net>... >>Does anyone know the formula to work out percentiles given a list of >values. >> >>Cheers >> >>Mike Brydon >>mike.brydon at risk-reporting.com >> >> >> >> > >