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Tertile vs. Quartile

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Main Difference

The main difference between Tertile and Quartile is that the Tertile is a cutpoint dividing a set of observations into equal sized groups and Quartile is a the three points that divide the data set into four equal groups in descriptive statistics.

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  • Tertile (noun)

    Either of the two points that divide an ordered distribution into three parts, each containing a third of the population.

  • Tertile (noun)

    Any one of the three groups so divided.

    "The first tertile results include January through April's revenues."

  • Quartile (noun)

    Any of the three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts, each containing a quarter of the population.

  • Quartile (noun)

    Any one of the four groups so divided.

    "This school is ranked in the first quartile."

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