Find the median: 3, 5, 7, 4, 3, 1

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Find the median:
3, 5, 7, 4, 3, 1

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Margaret 6 days 2021-10-12T11:51:26+00:00 2 Answers 0

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    2021-10-12T11:52:37+00:00

    Answer: 3.5

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    Explanation:

    Start by sorting the values from smallest to largest. This is known as ascending order. The original set {3, 5, 7, 4, 3, 1} will sort to {1, 3, 3, 4, 5, 7}

    After the values are sorted, we will look at the middle most value to find the median. Because there are six items in this data set, the median number is between slot 3 and slot 4. Note how the sorted data set breaks down into

    {1, 3, 3} and {4, 5, 7}

    we see that 3 and 4 are tied for the middle most, so the median must be 3.5 which is halfway between 3 and 4.

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    2021-10-12T11:53:21+00:00

    Hello There!

    Let’s first remember that the median is the middle number in an ordered set of data.

    Our data set is

    1,3,3,4,5,7

    Since there are two numbers in the middle, we have to add up our two numbers in the middle which are 4 and 3 so together that gives us a sum of 7 and then we divide by 2 which we get a quotient of 3.5.

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