Median of a group of observation is the value which lies in

the middle of the data (when arranged in an ascending or descending order) with

half of the observations above it and the other half below it.

● When the number of observations **(n)** is odd.

Then, median is (n + 1)/2 ^{th} observation.

● When the number of observations **(n)** is even.

Then median is the mean of (n/2)^{th} and (n + 1/2)^{th} observation.

i.e., **Median** =

Let us observe the following solved problems using step-by-step explanation.

**Worked-out examples on median:**

1. Find the median of the data 25, 37, 47, 18, 19, 26, 36.

**Solution:**

Arranging the data in ascending order, we get 18, 19, 25, 26,

36, 37, 47

Here, the number of observations is odd, i.e., 7.

Therefore, median = (n + 1/2)^{th} observation.

= (7 + 1/2)^{th} observation.

= (8/2)^{th} observation

= 4^{th} observation.

4^{th} observation is 26.

**Therefore, median of
the data is 26.**

**2.** Find the

median of the data 24, 33, 30, 22, 21, 25, 34, 27.

**Solution:**

Here, the number of observations is even, i.e., 8.

Arranging the data in ascending order, we get 21, 22, 24,

25, 27, 30, 33, 34

Therefore, median = {(n/2)^{th} observation + (n + 1/2)^{th} observation}/2

= (8/2)^{th} observation + (8/2 + 1)^{th} observation

= 4^{th} observation + (4 + 1)^{th} observation

= {25 + 27}/2

= 52/2

= 26

**Therefore, the median
of the given data is 26.**

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