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# The temperatures in degrees Celsius recorded at 6 in the morning in

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11 Sep 2015, 11:43
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The temperatures in degrees Celsius recorded at 6 in the morning in various parts of a certain country were 10, 5, -2, -1, -5, and 15. What is the median of these temperatures?

(A) -2
(B) -1
(C) 2
(D) 3
(E) 5
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11 Sep 2015, 11:50
My bad:). i was arranging data wrongly .got my ans:)

sunita123 wrote:
The temperatures in degrees Celsius recorded at 6 in the morning in various parts of a certain country were 10, 5, -2, -1, -5, and 15. What is the median of these temperatures?

(A) -2
(B) -1
(C) 2
(D) 3
(E) 5
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20 May 2017, 04:02
Arrange them in ascending order: -5, -2, -1, 5, 10, 15
Since number of terms is even, Median = average of two middle terms

Median = (-1+5)/2 = 2.

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30 Nov 2019, 12:53
Hi All,

We're told that the temperatures in degrees Celsius recorded at 6 in the morning in various parts of a certain country were 10, 5, -2, -1, -5, and 15. We're asked for the MEDIAN of these temperatures.

To determine the MEDIAN of a group of numbers, we first have to put those numbers in order from least to greatest. Here, that would be...

-5, -2, -1, 5, 10, 15

Since there are 6 numbers in the group, the MEDIAN will be the AVERAGE of the 'middle two' numbers. That would be (-1 + 5)/2 = 4/2 = 2

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