The median is a measure of central tendency. It divides a distribution into two equal halves and can be thought of as the “middle” value of a data set.

Calculation:

  • Step 1: Arrange your data in an ascending order
  • Step 2:
    • For an odd number of observations: Take the middle value
    • For an even number of observations: Calculate the average of the middle two numbers

Read also: Mean, mode

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Mean, median and mode
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