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2. A percentile splits the data into two distinct sections.

When we are dealing with percentiles, we are dealing with two separate parts of data. The first set of data is the 100th percentile, while the other (missing data that we are trying to solve for) is equivalent to 100-k. The answer to this algebraic formula is the percentile we are solving for that is unknown. Once we determine this, we will know what percentile a number falls into with the distribution. This is because

=is the total amount of data being considered in a particular situation.

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