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QUARTILE

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This function returns which quartile (which quarter or 25 percent) of a data set a value is.

QUARTILE(*array*,*quart*)

This function has these arguments:

Argument | Description |
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array |
Array or cell range of numeric values for which you want the quartile value |

quart |
Quartile value for the array (see the table below for returned values) |

A quarter is 25 percent. So the quartile number is an integer between 0 (the minimum value in the data set) and 4 (the maximum value in the data set) and determines the value to return as listed in the table below.

If the number is... | Then this function returns the... |
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0 | Minimum value |

1 | First quartile (25th percentile) |

2 | Median value (50th percentile) |

3 | Third quartile (75th percentile) |

4 | Maximum value |

Accepts numeric data for all arguments. Returns numeric data.

QUARTILE(A1:A17,2)

QUARTILE(R1C1:R17C1,3)

QUARTILE({11,21,42,27,18,29,32,52},1) gives the result 20.25

This function is available in product version 1.0 or later.

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