Please determine and rank by percentile the square footage (in millions) of the 8 largest malls in Pennsylvania.
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“Percentile” is a value for a variable below which a certain percent of observations fall. In ranking the 8 largest malls in Pennsylvania there would be 7 malls smaller than the largest. Since there are 8 values in the list, each value’s position in the ranking is 12.5% higher or lower than its immediate neighbor. So for the largest mall, one could say that it occupies the 87.5 the percentile, meaning that 87.5 % of the values (7 of the malls) fall below its value.
Here are the malls, ranked in descending order, with the square footages (in millions) and percentiles for each mall:
Square Feet (millions)
1. King of Prussia
2. Mill Creek
3. Franklin Mills
5. Park City Center
6. South Hills Village
7. Oxford Valley
8. Century III