# C#: find value where 70% of numbers in array are higher

I use the following C# code to find the average value in an array.

How can I find the value where 70% of the numbers are higher that that number?

``````          double[] xyz = { 3.5, 4.2, 5.8, 6.7, 7.2, 8,9, 9.2, 12.3, 14.5 };
Print( "Average Value:" + xyz.Average() );
Print( "70% of values are higher than:" + "???" );
``````
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IT ManagerCommented:
I didn't actually test this but it should give you the idea.  Unless I misunderstood your question.
OM Gang

double[] xyz = { 3.5, 4.2, 5.8, 6.7, 7.2, 8,9, 9.2, 12.3, 14.5 };
Print( "Average Value:" + xyz.Average() );

//sort array elements in ascending order
Array.Sort(xyz);
//get total number of array elements
int arrLen = xyz.Length;
//get number that is (closest to) 30% of total count
int thirty = (int) (arrLen * .3);

Print( "70% of values are higher than:" + xyz.GetValue(thirty));
RetiredCommented:
Just adding to omgang solution, need to account that array's start at index 0 so you need to subtract 1 from the index value as shown below.

//get number that is (closest to) 30% of total count
int thirty = (int) (arrLen * .3) - 1;

Debug.Print( "70% of values are higher than: " + xyz.GetValue(thirty));
IT ManagerCommented:
I've tested.  One change
OM Gang

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
double[] xyz = { 3.5, 4.2, 5.8, 6.7, 7.2, 8, 9, 9.2, 12.3, 14.5 };
//Print("Average Value:" + xyz.Average());
Console.WriteLine("Average Value: " + xyz.Average());

//sort array elements in ascending order
Array.Sort(xyz);
//get total number of array elements
int arrLen = xyz.Length;
//get number that is (closest to) 30% of total count
int thirty = (int)(arrLen * .3);
Console.WriteLine("thirty : " + thirty);

//Print("70% of values are higher than:" + xyz.GetValue(thirty));
Console.WriteLine("70% of values are higher than: " + xyz.GetValue(thirty - 1));
}

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IT ManagerCommented:
Thanks Fernando!  I noticed the same and posted 12 seconds behind you.  Good catch.
OM Gang
Author Commented:
Thank you!

I have posted a related question here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/C_Sharp/Q_28643910.html
RetiredCommented:
@OM Gang, Actually you beat me to it when I saw your post I noticed the off by one. ;=)
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