Associated Topics || Dr. Math Home || Search Dr. Math

### Median: Average of Two Points

```
Date: 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/
```
Associated Topics:
Middle School Definitions
Middle School Statistics

Search the Dr. Math Library:

 Find items containing (put spaces between keywords):   Click only once for faster results: [ Choose "whole words" when searching for a word like age.] all keywords, in any order at least one, that exact phrase parts of words whole words

Submit your own question to Dr. Math
Math Forum Home || Math Library || Quick Reference || Math Forum Search

Ask Dr. MathTM
© 1994- The Math Forum at NCTM. All rights reserved.
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/