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what's the deal with the percentiles?

monopolova

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    I know it's probably the least important thing we are thinking about tonight, but why are the percentiles so broad? Is everyone's elses like that (mine have like a ten percent difference between the high and low given)?
     
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    dankev

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      The percentile is for your number score, not how many you personally got right (that number essentially doesn't exist). Since there are only 15 possibilities, the percentiles will be broad. Add to that the fact that the very high and very low scores have narrower percentiles, and the "middle" scores are even more broad.
       
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