Find the percentile rank

A teacher gives a 20-point test to 10 students. Find the percentile rank

of a score of 12.

18, 15, 12, 6, 8, 2, 3, 5, 20, 10

can you please show me the steps to solving this and don't use any complicated math terms? thanks.

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- September 20th 2013, 05:16 PMshadower4Help me find the percentile please?
**Find the percentile rank**

A teacher gives a 20-point test to 10 students. Find the percentile rank

of a score of 12.

18, 15, 12, 6, 8, 2, 3, 5, 20, 10

can you please show me the steps to solving this and don't use any complicated math terms? thanks. - September 20th 2013, 05:49 PMProve ItRe: Help me find the percentile please?
Put the data in order, count how many scores were 12 or less, write this as a percentage of the total number of scores.

- September 20th 2013, 07:21 PMshadower4Re: Help me find the percentile please?
7 of them are less then 12 how exactly do i convert this to a percentage? and where does the 20 points on the test take place in all this? I know nothing when it comes to math accept the simple stuff could u elaborate more for me please and dumb it down?

- September 20th 2013, 10:10 PMProve ItRe: Help me find the percentile please?
Why are you learning about percentiles if you do not even know how to calculate a percentage? I suggest you google this, as this is not a tutoring service.

- September 21st 2013, 08:35 AMshadower4Re: Help me find the percentile please?
because it's a prerequisite to my major , you think most people remember the useless math they learn in high school?there is a reason no one remembers it, it's because you don't use it u lose it, no one needs to know this crap. I'm sure solving the problem is extremely simple and takes less then a minute to show, but instead u dance around the answer and choose to say this is not a tutoring service, like seriously? the url to this website is math help forums, that means you help people with there math , no?

- September 21st 2013, 05:56 PMProve ItRe: Help me find the percentile please?
It's not useless. It wouldn't have been invented if it was useless.

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there is a reason no one remembers it, it's because you don't use it u lose it, no one needs to know this crap.

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I'm sure solving the problem is extremely simple and takes less then a minute to show, but instead u dance around the answer and choose to say this is not a tutoring service, like seriously? the url to this website is math help forums, that means you help people with there math , no?

- September 22nd 2013, 08:28 AMshadower4Re: Help me find the percentile please?
the problem with what you just said is a problem that i believe most school systems have. They teach in 1 way and if you don't follow your not going to be good at it. I learn when i see someone do the problem and i duplicate the steps they took to solving it, it's not a matter of just googling words because i understand what the words mean , i just don't understand how i convert 7 and 12 into a percentage, that would give me 2 percentages if I'm not mistaken , which i might just be mistaken. If you just did the problem that would of taken you a minute to do i could of gotten the information i need to perform it my self and thus learn what i needed to learn. also i need it for the class, i will most certainly not use in the real world which is the point I'm getting at , i obviously do need it to pass the class .