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FINDING THE MEDIAN #1--KEY

Directions: Find the median of each data set below.  You can find the median by putting each set of numbers in order from least to greatest.  The median is the middle number in the ordered list of numbers.

Example:  Here are the numbers in the set (2, 2, 8, 10, 7)

Order them from least to greatest             2,  2,  7, 8, 10

Cross out the lowest and highest number until you get to the median     2,  2,  7,  8,  10        7 is the median

Data Set                                              Ordered From Least to Greatest                             MEDIAN

1)         (1, 9, 6, 8, 4)                                                     (1, 4, 6, 8, 9)                                                   6

2)         (2, 1, 4, 6, 1, 4, 3)                                             (1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 6)                                           3

3)         (12, 8, 10, 5, 12, 9, 6, 1, 12)                            (1, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12, 12)                            9

4)         (16, 2, 15, 7, 5, 8, 8)                                        (2, 5, 7, 8, 8, 15, 16)                                        8

5)         (1, 2, 4, 6, 1)                                                    (1, 1, 2, 4, 6)                                                    2

6)         (31, 12, 24, 16, 10, 10, 20)                             (10, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24, 31)                              16

7)         (2, 10, 5, 6, 10, 4, 4, 2, 8, 12, 6, 4, 2)     (2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8, 10, 10, 12)                      5

8)         (99, 88, 100,)                                                               (88, 99, 100)                                        99

9)         (6, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 5)                                                        (5, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6)                                5

10)       (54, 45, 44, 55, 45, 54, 44, 55, 54)                    (44, 44, 45, 45, 54, 54, 54, 55, 55)                54