In this worksheet, we will practice finding and interpreting the median of a data set.

**Q5: **

What is the median of the following numbers: 10, 10, 7, 7, 8?

**Q6: **

Find the median of the values .

**Q7: **

Find the median of the values .

**Q8: **

Find the median of the values .

**Q9: **

The given table shows the temperatures, in Fahrenheit, of some cities in January. Find the median of the three cities with the highest temperatures.

39 | 27 | 24 | 23 | 36 |

43 | 30 | 39 | 26 | 16 |

21 | 41 | 5 | 22 | 12 |

**Q10: **

The table shows the players on a soccer team who scored goals during a season. Suppose a player that scored 15 goals was added to the table. What would the median number of goals scored be?

Player | Nabil | Sherif | Maged | Adam | Fares | Ramy |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Goals | 15 | 13 | 11 | 5 | 14 | 11 |

**Q11: **

Calculate the median of the values in the table.

13 | 13 | 23 | 20 | 21 | 13 | 23 | 13 | 15 | 22 | 15 | 19 | 20 | 18 | 15 |

**Q12: **

The table records the heights, in inches, of a group of fifth graders and a group of sixth graders. What is the difference between the medians of the heights of both groups?

Fifth Grade | |

Sixth Grade |

**Q13: **

The table shows the savings of a group of 8 children. Determine the median of the data.

Child | Child 1 | Child 2 | Child 3 | Child 4 | Child 5 | Child 6 | Child 7 | Child 8 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Savings in Dollars | 44.00 | 36.50 | 36.50 | 33.00 | 18.70 | 17.60 | 14.40 | 41.00 |

**Q14: **

Each time she writes a script for a film, Yasmine creates a number of drafts. For the last five films, she wrote 7, 8, 10, 6, and 6 drafts. Find the median of the number of drafts she writes.

- A10
- B6
- C8
- D7
- E9

**Q15: **

For his science lab, Adam recorded the following lengths of 7 tree leaves: 2 centimetres, 7 centimetres, 7 centimetres, 5 centimetres, 6 centimetres, 3 centimetres, and 2 centimetres.

What is the median length?

**Q16: **

Find the median of the numbers in the table.

4.1 | 9.1 | 10.6 | 8.3 | 3.6 | 12.9 | 2.9 | 1.1 | 6.6 | 9.6 | 3.4 |

**Q17: **

The table shows the yardage gained by a team each play for five plays. By arranging the yardage in ascending order, find the median.

Play | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Yardage | 7 | 20 | 9 |

**Q18: **

What is the correct definition of the median of a data set?

- A The median is the mathematical “average.” If all data values were the same, they would be equal to the median.
- B The median is the most common data value.
- C The median is the difference between the maximum and minimum data values.
- D The median is the central data value. Half of the values in the data set are above the median and half are below the median.
- E The median is the difference between the lower quartile and the upper quartile.

**Q19: **

The table shows the number of sold cupcakes last week. What is the median of the numbers?

Day | Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Number Of Sold Cupcakes | 18 | 20 | 25 | 14 | 16 | 15 | 25 |

**Q20: **

The table shows the number of hours that two students spent studying on each day of a week. Find the median number of hours spent studying by student (A).

Student (A) | 9 | 8 | 5 | 8 | 4 | 4 | 6 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Student (B) | 4 | 9 | 3 | 7 | 6 | 4 | 9 |

**Q21: **

Data Set 1 | 25 | 22 | 28 | 51 | 26 | 28 | 29 | 32 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

Data Set 2 | 21 | 27 | 19 | 26 | 24 | 23 | 28 | 25 |

Calculate the median of each data set.

- Adata set 1:28, dataset 2:24
- Bdata set 1: 27.5, data set 2: 24.5
- Cdata set 1:27.5, data set 2:24
- Ddata set 1: 28, data set 2: 24.5
- Edata set 1: 24.5, data set 2: 28

What do the medians reveal about the two data sets?

- AThe central value of data set 1 is larger than that of data set 2.
- BThe central value of data set 2 is larger than the central value of data set 1.
- CThe difference between the minimum and maximum values is similar for both data sets.
- DThe spread of the middle 50% of the values is similar for both data sets.
- EThe distributions of the two data sets are very similar.