Quartiles divide a sample into four nearly equal pieces. In general, a sample of size n can be broken into k nearly equal pieces by using the cutpoints \((i/k)(n+1)\) for \(i=1\), . . . , \(k−1\). Consider the following ordered sample: 2 18 23 41 44 46 49 61 62 74 76 79 82 89 92 95
a. Tertiles divide a sample into thirds. Find the tertiles of this sample.
b. Quintiles divide a sample into fifths. Find the quintiles of this sample.
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It is given that a sample of size n can be divided into k nearly equal parts using the cutpoints
Also the given ordered sample is 2,18,23,41,44,46,49,61,64,74,76,79,82,89,92,95.
We have to find the tertiles and quintiles of the sample.