1. ## simple statistics

how do you work out the median of a list of numbers when there are two numbers that are in the middle.

2. Originally Posted by fiona
how do you work out the median of a list of numbers when there are two numbers that are in the middle.
You add them together and divide by 2.

For example, $1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8$

take

$4+5=9$

= $\frac{9}{2}$

= $4.5$

Is this what you were speaking of?

Also, if there are two numbers in the middle that are the same. Ex. 1,2,2,3 the median simply becomes that middle number, in this case 2.

3. ## I thought so

thanks for that. I thought so but wasn't sure and had to check.

4. Originally Posted by fiona
thanks for that. I thought so but wasn't sure and had to check.
No problem, it is always good to be sure.