This stem and leaf plot represents the predicted high temperatures for New York City in the next 10 days.
5|7 represents a predicted temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit.
Use this plot to find the median of the data.
With this kind of plot, the data values are already in numerical order, which makes it much easier to find the median. If we cross out each pair of highest and lowest values until the middle becomes visible, we can find the median. For example, the first pair of highest and lowest values is 70 and 57; the second pair is 69 and 59, and so on.
The median of this data is between 64 and 63.
The exact median is calculated by taking the mean of 64 and 63, which equals 63.5.