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anonymous
 5 years ago
What the median of the listen numbers?
85, 75, 89, and 71
anonymous
 5 years ago
What the median of the listen numbers? 85, 75, 89, and 71

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the median for an even number of values is the mean of the 2 "middle" values... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Median

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0remember that u have to put the numbers in numerical order first

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sorry mary, but I disagree! the "middle" 2 values are 75 and 85. The mean of those two is 80  So the median of those 4 values is 80.

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you add the two middle nu,bers then divide it by 2 then you get 82

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0first paragraph of the wikipediaarticle on 'median': In probability theory and statistics, a median is described as the numeric value separating the higher half of a sample, a population, or a probability distribution, from the lower half. The median of a finite list of numbers can be found by arranging all the observations from lowest value to highest value and picking the middle one. If there is an even number of observations, then there is no single middle value; the median is then usually defined to be the mean of the two middle values. @mary1000: as mitch already mentioned  you can't just pick the middle number, as it appears  you have to order them first. From "smallest" to "biggest"... So in this example the >middle< two numbers aren't 75 an 89  they are 75 and 85..
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