# What is the median of the following numbers?: 13, 15, 26, 11, 26, 16, 12,

Oct 11, 2015

$15$

#### Explanation:

The median is the middle number--but be careful! You need to list the numbers in ascending order (from the smallest number to the biggest number) before you attempt to find the median.

$11 , 12 , 13 , 15 , 16 , 26 , 26$

Now that the numbers are listed in ascending order, look for the middle number.

There are three numbers to the left of $15$, and three to the right. Therefore, $15$ is the median.