What is a median?

2 Answers
Feb 18, 2018

Answer:

See below.

Explanation:

The median is the middle value in an ordered set of data.

Feb 18, 2018

Answer:

Middle number in a set of data

Explanation:

The median is the middle number in a set of data. Consider the set of numbers below:

#{3, 8, 11, 11, 14, 17, 22, 23, 27}#

The median, the number in the middle, would simply be #14.# When there is an even number of numbers, we have to do something different. Consider the set of numbers below:

#{4, 8, 14, 16, color(blue)( 20, 22), 26, 28, 29, 31}#

Now there's two numbers in the middle. To find the median, we add the two numbers up and divide by #2.#

#(20+22)/2=21#

The median would be #21.#

NOTE: To determine the median of a set of numbers, the numbers have to be listed in order first.