Hi can someone help me with this query? If the numbers are distinct (separate without repetition), wouldn’t the larger percentile will generally be larger than smaller percentile?

No; revisit the Percentiles video on PrepSwift.

I have watched it but don’t exactly get it. The 1st percentile is supposedly better than the 0th percentile, right? per percentile, they are equally distributed ie if there are 200 people, 1 percentile = 2 people. Is that what the query is about from above?

If this was, for instance, the number of failures at college, then I would disagree.

Ah okay. So for percentile questions, we have to read carefully to distinguish between quality and quantity. In the original question, they are asking about quantity not quality. So back to the number of failures, there’s no distinction between one percentile to another percentile but if it’s about number of people obtaining certain score along a scale (eg like GRE), then you can say the higher percentile is better. Is that correct?

Yes. By “no distinction between one percentile to another percentile”, we mean that (assuming that the number of failures are distinct) an equal number of people are in each percentile. But it isn’t necessarily the case that you *want* a higher percentile.