Median: Average of Two PointsDate: 8/24/96 at 10:52:47 From: Anonymous Subject: Median What is the median of several numbers? Date: 8/30/96 at 13:45:16 From: Doctor Jerry Subject: Re: Median From a statistics book open in front of me, I read The median of a set of data is the data point in the middle of the list (arranged in order) if the list has an odd number of entries and is the average of the two in the middle if the list has an even number of entries. For example, here are some weights of persons: 98, 104, 110, 118, 125, 140, 175 The median is 118 since it is the middle point. If the weights were 98, 104, 110, 118, 125, 140, 175, 201 then the median would be (118+125)/2 = 121.5. -Doctor Jerry, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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