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# What does these values mean median and mean mean?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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The median is the middle number of a set when they are in order, least to greatest. If there is an even number of values, the median is the average of the middle two.

Ex. 10, 17, 20, 45, 68

The median is 20.

The mean is the average, which is the total of the numbers divided by how many numbers there are.

Ex. 10, 17, 20, 45, 68

68 + 45 + 20 + 17 + 10 = 160

There are 5 numbers in this set.

160/5 = 32

The mean is 32. Wiki User

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

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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.

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### Multiple values for the same set of numbers mean median or mode?

Any set of numbers can have only one mean and only one median but it can have as many modes as it has values.

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If it is a symmetric distribution, the median must be 130.

### You are trying to do a mean problem but you have 2 numbers in the middle what do you do?

You may be confusing mean with median. An arithmetic mean is, the sum of all the values &divide; the number of values. Consequently the number of values can be either odd or even. After arranging a set of values in ascending (or descending) order, the median is the value that lies half way along the series. When there are an even number of values the median is found by taking the mean of the middle two values. Example : 3, 5, 5, 7, 8, 8 The median of this set is (5 + 7) &divide; 2 = 6

### 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 does the maths term median mean?

It is the value of all numbers in the range in which there are as many values above it as there are below it. For example for the ordered values 1,3,7,9,10,12,15,19,21 the median value is 10. It is not he same as the mean, or average, which is the sum divided by the number of values.

### What is generally correct about the relation between the mode median and mean?

Of a set of data the mode is the most, the median is the middle value in ascending order and the mean is the sum of the values divided by the number of values.

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### Why calculate for the mean and median in relation to a sample?

Both the mean and median represent the center of a distribution. Calculating the mean is easier, but may be more affected by outliers or extreme values. The median is more robust.