Math Definitions - Letter P

Percentile Rank

Definition of Percentile Rank

Definition of Percentile Rank

A percentile rank for a score gives you the percentage of scores that are less than or equal to that score.

For example, if you recieve a score in the 90th percentile, the scores of \(90\%\) of people in the class will be less than or equal to your score. So, you have done as well as, or better than \(90\%\) of the people in your class.

Apart from exam scores, other numerical data such as heights and weights can be reported as percentile ranks.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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