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Median: the Middle Term


Date: 9/14/96 at 14:34:31
From: Anonymous
Subject: Median

What is the median?


Date: 9/14/96 at 21:5:5
From: Doctor Robert
Subject: Re: Median

If you have a set of numbers (your data) and you put the numbers in 
either ascending or descending order, the middle term is the median.  
If there are an even number of terms, then the median is the average 
of the two middle terms.  Here are two examples:

1,2,3,12,15    The median is 3

1,2,4,5,6,9  The median is 4.5

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