Mathematics

Question

How to calculate the median of a large data set.

1 Answer

  • Answer:

    The first is organize your data set and after that determinate if the length (the total data) is odd or even dependent of that find the middle value. This is the traditional algorithm for find the median of whatever data set.

    Step-by-step explanation:

    1. Organize the data set (ascending or descending order)
    2. Determine if the total number of data is odd or even
    3. if is odd use the next formula for find the middle value [tex]X[\frac{n}{2} ][/tex] where [tex]X[/tex] is the data set and [tex]n[/tex] the number of data.
    4. if is even use the next formula for find the middle value [tex]\frac{X[\frac{n-1}{2}] + X[\frac{n+1}{2}] }{2}[/tex] in this case you take both middle values and get it's mean.

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