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What is the median number of employees assigned per project [#permalink]

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What is the median number of employees assigned per project for the projects at Company Z?

(1) 25 percent of the projects at Company Z have 4 or more employees assigned to each project.
(2) 35 percent of the projects at Company Z have 2 or fewer employees assigned to each project.

just looking at this
median is the middle number, so
1-35% have 2 or less emp, thats fine (10% with 1, and 25% with 2)
35 to 76% have 3,
76-100% has 4 or more emp, (there could be a very large number of groups much greater than 4, so you don't know that the median is)

Well, the question is the median number of employees per project for the projects. So, we are not looking at the median of employees, but the median of projects and whatever employee number lies at the median, would be the answer.

Since projects with 3 employees lie in the 50% range, it would be 3.