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Quartiles divide a rank-ordered data set into four equal parts. The values that divide each part are called the first, second, and third quartiles; and they are denoted by Q1, Q2, and Q3, respectively.

Note the relationship between quartiles and percentiles. Q1 corresponds to P25, Q2 corresponds to P50, Q3 corresponds to P75. Q2 is the median value in a set of data.

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