# What is a median?

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Feb 18, 2018

See below.

#### Explanation:

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

Feb 18, 2018

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:

The median, the number in the middle, would simply be

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

The median would be

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