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ferfer | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 29, 2009 at 1:03 PM via web

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To find the median of 10 numbers, if the 5th and 6th are the same, like 48, is the median 48?

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Jyotsana | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 9, 2014 at 1:14 AM (Answer #3)

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Yes, The median would be 48 because in 10 numbers 5th and 6th are in the middle and since 5th and 6th are 48, (48+48)=48.

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted August 7, 2010 at 9:45 PM (Answer #1)

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Yes, even if the 5th and 6th number, for exambple both 48 are the same, the median would still be 48 as the median would be the average of the 5th and 6th number added together divided y two:

48+48/2=48 (same number)

So, if there is a even set of numbers, for example ten, you would use the average of 5th and 6th number added together to get the median. But for odd set of numbers, then just use the 6th number only as the median.

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atyourservice | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

Posted March 17, 2014 at 8:38 PM (Answer #4)

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Yes, the median would be found by adding those 2 numbers and dividing by 2, and 48+48=96     96/2=48

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 9:56 AM (Answer #5)

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Yes, because the median would be found by adding those 2 numbers and dividing by 2. 

48 plus 48 = 96 and 96/2 = 48

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malkaam | TA , Undergraduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted October 18, 2014 at 11:11 AM (Answer #6)

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Median: the middle value in a set of data.

When there are 10 numbers in a set of data, such as this one, than median is found by adding both numbers and than dividing by 2, i.e. finding the average, (5th+6th)/2.

Since both numbers are 48 in this one, than (48+48)/2

                                                              =96/2

                                                              =48. 

So, yes if the 5th and 6th are the same, like 48, the median is 48.

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mcetner | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted February 6, 2009 at 8:58 PM (Answer #2)

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Yes.  In general, if there is an even set of numbers, the median is the average of the two middle numbers.

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