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anonymous

  • 4 years ago

what does median mean again?

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  1. phi
    • 4 years ago
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    the number exactly in the middle of a sorted list of numbers If you have an even number then it is the average to the 2 middle numbers example: 1 2 3 2 is the median 1 2 3 4 (2+3)/2 = 2.5 is the median remember, *sorted*

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    Median is the middle point of a set of numbers. Usually found by taking the first and last numbers (when in chronological order) adding them together and dividing them in half.

  3. phi
    • 4 years ago
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    @psy you have to be careful, because the average of the min and max does not give you the median: 1 1 2 3 5 its median is 2 but (5+1)/2 = 3

  4. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    what if im looking for the middle number of a median and their is no middle number theirs two middle numbers?

  5. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    4 8 6 8 10 12 14 16 18

  6. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    which one would it be?

  7. phi
    • 4 years ago
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    you take the average of the two middle numbers (add them, divide by 2) here's a short example 1 2 3 4 (2+3)/2 = 2.5 is the median

  8. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    You're right. Sorry, I thought it was always true.

  9. phi
    • 4 years ago
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    but 4 8 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 had a middle number

  10. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    so i would get 11 right?

  11. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    no 16

  12. phi
    • 4 years ago
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    I repeat 4 8 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 has a single middle number (4 below it and 4 above it)

  13. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    yer riht ha lol its 10 my bad

  14. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    If you have an odd number of give digits, then the mode is located in the problem. It's when you have an even number that you would have to do the add and divide.

  15. phi
    • 4 years ago
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    @psy you mean "mean" (not mode)

  16. phi
    • 4 years ago
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    @kat yes, median is 10 (counting can be sooo tricky...)

  17. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    yes lol haha

  18. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
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    No I meant median instead of mode.

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