# What will happen to the median of a data set if you add a positive number to every value?

##### 1 Answer

Oct 15, 2015

If you add the same number to every value, the median will also be raised by this value.

#### Explanation:

Adding the same to all values does not alter the order of the values, so the median will still be the value of the middle case when put in order. But it too will be higher by the same amount.