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Imagine that you have a list of 15 numbers for example. The mean is the average of those number. In other words, take the sum of all the numbers and divide by how many numbers there are (15 in this case). The median is the "middle number," and is found by arranging all the numbers in order of size and then picking the middle number. If you have 15 numbers, the 8th number is the middle one (there would then be seven smaller numbers and seven larger). If instead you have an even number of numbers, then you don't have a single middle number (you have two), and so you would take the average of the two middle ones (for example, if you have 16 numbers, you take the average value of the 8th and 9th numbers as the median). Whether the median or the mean is larger depends entirely on the specific list of number that you are analyzing.

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Q: Is a median number higher than a mean number?
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Why mean is higher than median?

it is a divison

Can a mean average ever be higher than a median average?

Yes. If the predominant data are higher than the median, the mean average will be higher than the median average. For example, the median average of the numbers one through ten is five. The mean average is five and one-half.

Is the mean and median similar?

The Mean is the average of a given set of values. The Median is the value that has the same number of smaller values than the number of higher values, it is in the middle of them. In a symmetrical distribution the Mean is equal to the Median. In an asymmetrical distribution they have different value.

Why is the mean lower than the median?

because mean you add all the number and median you look for the number in the middel

Can the median ever be higher than the mean?

Yes, the median can be greater than the mean. It just depends on the values of the data. A simple series of 1,5,6 has 5 as the median, with a mean of 4.

What number has a range of 5a median of 16 and a mean of 15?

A single number cannot have a range (other than 0), nor can it have a median that is different from its mean. A single number cannot have a range (other than 0), nor can it have a median that is different from its mean. A single number cannot have a range (other than 0), nor can it have a median that is different from its mean. A single number cannot have a range (other than 0), nor can it have a median that is different from its mean.

Define median signal strength?

Median signal strength is a number such that the actual signal is higher than that number 50% of the timeand lower than that number 50% of the time.

How do you interpret the fact that average house prices in the US have been in the recent past 20-30 percent higher than median prices?

Average price higher than median price in this situation means that there was a number of EXTREMALLY expensive homes sold, way, way, higher than the median price, which skewed the average to the upside. There is a cluster of "average" properties around the mean, but a significant number of million dollar / pound houses than pull house price averages up. The mean is also higher than the median in the UK by about 20% - see Zoopla data that shows average house price as about 200k vs median.

Can a median ever be higher than a mean?

Yes. For example, if you have the following set of numbers: 1 3 5 6 7. Mean=4.4, Median=5.

Can the median be greater than the mean in a set of numbers?

No because the mean is the highest numeral and the median is the middle numeral of the set of numbers so it is tecnictly impossible, but if you are using decimals, the median could get pretty close to the mean, but never higher.

When the mean of a distribution of scores of measures is higher than the median the distribution would be?

The distribution is skewed to the right.

Can the median ever be higher than the average?

Yes. It can be higher or lower

How does the outlier affect the mean and median?

The mean is better than the median when there are outliers.

What is the mean median and mode of 3456 560 435 456?

The mean is 1226.75. The median is 508. There is no mode as no number occurs more than any other.

When skewed right is the mean greater than median?

When a distribution is skewed to the right, the mean is greater than median.

How come the mean is less than the median?

If the distribution is not symmetric, the mean will be different from the median. A negatively skewed distribution will have a mean hat is smaller than the median, provided it is unimodal.

Can the mean be smaller than the median for a set of data?

Yes. If the lower values tend to be farther below the median than the highest values are above the median, the mean is smaller than the median. why are write wrong

Can there be more than one median to a number?

No and a single number cannot have a median either you need a series (at least two) to have a median.

When is the median more useful than the mean?

When the distribution has outliers. They will skew the mean but will not affect the median.

Why is the median a more stable measure of central tendency than the mean?

in general,mean is more stable than median but in the case of extreme values it is better to consider median a stable measure than mean.

What are some numbers that the mean is bigger than the median and the median is greater than the mode?


Why is the median better than the mean?

It shows the middle number in a number group rather than the average score in a number group. It isn't exactly better than the mean because they are often very close numbers. But at other times, one number in a group messes up the mean if it is too low or too high, so you can get a better answer by finding out the median.

Can the mean be greater than the median?


What is the nature of symmetry if median is greater than the mean?

Generally, when the median is greater than the mean it is because the distribution is skewed to the left. This results in outliers or values further below the median than above the median which results in a lower mean value than median value. When a distribution is skewed left, it is generally not very symmetrical or normally distributed.

Mean larger than the median?

mean * * * * * Either can be bigger.