What is the median of the following
numbers: 11, 11, eight, eight, nine, nine?
The median is the middle value in a
sorted list. The list can be sorted ascending or
descending. That’s our first step here. This list has not been sorted. Let’s first sort our list in
ascending order from least to greatest.
The smallest values are eights, and
we have two of those. Next come nine, and we have two of
those values. And the largest value is 11; we
have two of those.
If we draw a line in the middle of
these values, it would go here. There would be three numbers on the
left and three numbers on the right. Our median value falls between nine
and nine. Because nine is the same value on
either side of the median, the median is exactly nine.