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personal finance home financing# How do we find the median if the number of observations in a data set is odd?

Last Updated: 10th April, 2020

**If the number of observations**is

**odd**, the

**number**in the middle of the list is the

**median**. This can be found by taking the value of the (n+1)/2 -th term, where n is the

**number of observations**. Else,

**if the number of observations**is even, then the

**median**is the simple average of the middle two numbers.

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Likewise, people ask, how do you find the median in case of even number of observations?

The **median** is also the **number** that is halfway into the set. To find the **median**, the data should be arranged in order from least to greatest. If there is an **even number** of items in the data set, then the **median** is found by taking the mean (average) of the two middlemost numbers.

Subsequently, question is, when a sample has an odd number of observations the median is the? If there is an **odd number of observations, the median is the** middle value. If there is an even **number of observations, the median is the** average of the two middle values.

Secondly, how do you find the median with odd numbers?

**To find the median of a group of numbers:**

- Arrange the numbers in order by size.
- If there is an odd number of terms, the median is the center term.
- If there is an even number of terms, add the two middle terms and divide by 2.

How do you find the median in a frequency table?

The **median** is the middle number is an ordered set of data. In a **frequency table**, the observations are already arranged in an ascending order. We can obtain the **median** by looking for the value in the middle position. If there is an odd number of observations, the **median** is the middle number.