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education standardized testing# How are cumulative frequencies and percentiles different?

Last Updated: 12th June, 2020

**difference**,

**cumulative frequencies and percentiles**are same, that is, they both present numerical variables. The variables, in this case, represents a particular set of data. Again, graphs for

**cumulative percentile**and

**cumulative frequency**are the same.

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In respect to this, how are cumulative frequencies and percentiles the same?

From Wikipedia: A **percentile** is a measure used in statistics indicating the value below which a given percentage of observations in a group of observations fall. A percentage is necessarily a number between 0 and 100, but a relative **cumulative frequency** is the 100 times smaller, since it is a number between 0 and 1.

Likewise, what is the difference between percentile and cumulative percentage? A **cumulative percentage** indicates the **percentage** of scores at and below a given score. A **cumulative percentage** is also known as a **percentile rank**. If you scored **in the** 87^{th} **Percentile** on the SAT, that means that 87% of the students taking the test when you did had the same or a lower score than you did.

People also ask, what is cumulative frequency percentile?

A **percentile** is a certain percentage of a set of data. **Percentiles** are used to observe how many of a given set of data fall within a certain percentage range; for example; a thirtieth **percentile** indicates data that lies the 13% mark of the entire data set.

What does cumulative frequency show?

**Cumulative frequency** is used to determine the number of observations that lie above (or below) a particular value in a data set. The **cumulative frequency** is calculated by adding each **frequency** from a **frequency** distribution table to the sum of its predecessors.