Video: Identifying the Median in a Box-And-Whisker Plot

This is a box-and-whisker plot for the test scores of a chemistry test. What is the median score?

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This is a box-and-whisker plot for the test scores of a chemistry test. What is the median score?

On a box-and-whisker plot, there are few important places. Here, we have our minimum and our maximum values. The minimum value is 55. That must be the lowest score. And the maximum is 120. That must be the highest score.

And 80 would be our median score. Therefore, 80 will be our answer. However, let’s keep going and label the other pieces. 65 is the first quartile. And then 115 is our third quartile. Again, it asks for the median score, which is 80.

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