# What is the physical meaning of Cumulative Passing% in Grain Size distribution?

When preforming a grain size distribution on a sample of Soil using Mechanical Sieves (e.g. Sieve #4 and sieve #10 and sieve #40) one of the necessary calculation need for drawing the particle size distribution curve is the Cumulative Passing percentage of Soil Particles (aka Percent Finer).

The formulas are pretty straight forward, but what is the physical meaning of Percent Finer? What does it imply ?

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