What Is the Median? - Definition & Explanation


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When is it best to use the median as the average of a set of numbers?

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Find the median of the following group of numbers:

2, 5, 8, 13, 27


Find the median of the following group of numbers:

5, 9, 14, 26, 29, 57

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help test your understanding of finding the median. Topics you'll be quizzed on include knowing the best time for using median as the average as well as identifying the median value in several groups of numbers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will cover the following topics:

  • Median age of a group of students
  • Finding the median in groups of numbers
  • Median in an example regarding house values

Skills Practiced

Be prepared to practice the following skills:

  • Problem solving - practice finding the median of a group of numbers by using your acquired knowledge
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the best time to use the median as the average of a set of numbers and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about finding the median in several groups of numbers

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled What Is the Median? - Definition & Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the median of a group of numbers
  • Differentiate the median from the mode and the mean
  • Understand how to find the median in a number set
  • Be able to calculate the median of two groups of numbers from the lesson