Books Read Number of People
0 - 2 25
3 - 5 60
6 - 8 50
9 - 11 120
12 - 14 25
Find the median and what category does it fall under?

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- anonymous

This is a bit confusing for me , can you attach a picture ?

- anonymous

attach something or clarify more, please.

- anonymous

Do you need the median of books or people ?

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- anonymous

I edited the question, the formatting got a little funky. Does that help?

- anonymous

People I believe.

- anonymous

Yes it does . Alright , one second . (:

- anonymous

Median is 50 .. Do you need mode , range & mean ?

- anonymous

what does 0-2 mean?

- anonymous

25 people read 0 to 2 books

- anonymous

Heres the rest of what I got...
The local library is doing some research on how many books are read by their customers. If the demand is high, as determined by the median number of books, private donors have agreed to make generous contributions to purchase more books in some of the most popular sections. Here are the results of what the research done by the library assistants showed.
Then I got the data
Then this:
Why do you think categories were used in the research rather than asking for a specific number of books? Most probably people can't remember precisely how many books they have read, so they make a quick estimate from memory.
We have two sets of numbers here and one set is a collection of categories rather than single numbers of books. Each category can stand by itself, but we want to be able to calculate the median of the data and see where it is. Decide for yourself which type of data graph would best fit the situation and then run your cursor over the following types to see if you are correct.

- anonymous

and @squior9213 needs the median of people or books? or both?

- anonymous

She said people .

- anonymous

people I'm assuming....I'm getting really confused.

- anonymous

Then this.
With this type of graph, the category labels go along the horizontal scale and the number of readers becomes the vertical scale. Again we must decide upon an appropriate increment for the number of readers. The highest number is 120, so an increment of 20 people should work fine.
The problem also requires finding the median of the data set. Do you remember how this is done from the numbers? First determine whether the total number of readers is odd or even. (25+60+50+120+25) = 280. This is an even number, so divide it by 2. 280/2 = 140. The median is halfway between the 140th and the 141st numbers. We leave this as an assignment question for you to determine its exact location in the set.
For now, you may click on the box below to find out what the histogram should look like. Notice that the number of readers can be included in the graph above each bar.

- anonymous

I'm just not understanding what theyre looking for..... @Sceenie

- anonymous

They want the number of people .

- anonymous

Where did 140 come into play?

- anonymous

They're trying to confuse you , trust me .
If you have an Algebra 1 EOC , They throw stuff like this out there all the time , they want to see how smart you are & The 140 is there to confuse you .

- anonymous

Have fun ladies I'm not on track anymore.

- anonymous

The quesion is this: Find the median of the data set in Example 3. In which category does it fall?
So would the answer simply be 50? It would fall under 6-8?

- anonymous

@Sceenie

- anonymous

I think so. Stick to the question limits and you'll be fine.

- anonymous

Thanks! I'll just roll with it /:

- anonymous

right out all of the numbers, then find the middle, maybe every make a dotplot or a stem plot if its easier for you

- anonymous

You should. Is it a HW?

- anonymous

also are they asking for the interval or just a single number?

- anonymous

I'm not sure! And yes @Four. it's homework.

- anonymous

Good. If the teacher tried to blame you just say I did it as I understood.

- anonymous

If not, I have two attempts. I'll just ask what she's looking for then go from there.

- anonymous

There's always a chance.

- anonymous

She's not available right now, otherwise I would've already done this.

- anonymous

ikr?

- anonymous

It's right! Yahoo!!! Thank you @Sceenie and @Four. !!(:

- anonymous

You're welcome deary ! (:
I don't know if you watch anime , but when I read " Yahoo ! " I read it how Black Star from Soul Eater would say it . ^-^

- anonymous

Anime lovers everywhere. You're welcome!

- anonymous

I am for sure ! :D <3

- anonymous

Could see from your red hair.

- anonymous

._. What's that suppose to mean ? xD Its not red anymore .. I dyed it purple .

- anonymous

Purple? that strengthens my point even more.

- anonymous

Don't hate . xD

- anonymous

it's like those anime characters' hair colors vary. There's red, purple ..etc.

- anonymous

No, im not hating lol

- anonymous

I know that ..
Anime is what makes the world go round .. Actually , its the pervs in Japan that draw it .

- anonymous

Well .. in what way?

- anonymous

Everyway possible xD

- anonymous

convincing.

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