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 07-23-2007 #1 mommyicanswim Guest   Posts: n/a need help with this simple math...? i can`t believe i forgot this, but...in this set of data:3, 3, 6, 7, 8, 11,13, 14, 21, 22, 24I have to find the median. Would the median be the number in the middle (taking out all of the repeated numbers) --> making the median 12 (in between 11 and 13) or..without deleting repeated numbers, making it 11?gawd I feel so ****** right now...lol.help is much appreciated =)
 07-23-2007 #2 K In the House Guest   Posts: n/a if it's valid data you can't remove repeating.if your population of 10 individuals have salaries of:\$100 \$100 \$100 \$200 \$300\$400 \$500 \$600 \$700 \$800the median is still drawn from all 10 figures and not from only 8 of the figures.You know this from reciting the definition:"exactly 1/2 of the population has salary GREATER and exactly 1/2 of the population has salary LESS than the median."

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