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    Median in case open ended frequency distribution?

    Hello All,

    I am confused what would be the answer to following question.

    Can we find out the Median from the following data? How?

    *********** Wages of workers in a factory
    Monthly Income (Rs.) ---------- NO. of Workers
    Less than 2000/- ---------------- 99
    2000-2999/- ----------------- 290
    3000-3999/- --------------- 240
    4000-4999/- ---------------- 49
    5000 & above --------------- 1100

    Well I know this is an open-ended distribution and median is possible for such distribution but I am confused because highest frequency is falling in an open-ended class so what will be (h = interval) in this distribution?

    Any Help Please?
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    I think the median is 5000 and above, right it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsenim View Post
    Hello All,

    I am confused what would be the answer to following question.

    Can we find out the Median from the following data? How?

    *********** Wages of workers in a factory
    Monthly Income (Rs.) ---------- NO. of Workers
    Less than 2000/- ---------------- 99
    2000-2999/- ----------------- 290
    3000-3999/- --------------- 240
    4000-4999/- ---------------- 49
    5000 & above --------------- 1100

    Well I know this is an open-ended distribution and median is possible for such distribution but I am confused because highest frequency is falling in an open-ended class so what will be (h = interval) in this distribution?

    Any Help Please?
    All that can be said is that the median lies above 5000.
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