ACT Math 1.4 Pre-Algebra
ACT Math Section: Pre-Algebra Drill 1, Problem 4. Can you find the median?
|Foreign Language||Arabic Subtitled|
|Pre-Algebra||Simple descriptive statistics (mean, median, mode, range)|
Understanding simple descriptive statistics
|Product Type||ACT Math|
|Statistics||Mean, Median, and Mode|
And here are the potential answers...
So what's this problem asking?
Well, it's really more of a vocab question than a math problem.
The word of the day...
MEDIAN Uh... the mathematical median.
But the idea comes from the same place -- road medians divide things in the middle.
For median calculations we first put the numbers in order, low to high.
We sing the song: you know how it goes...
C'mon now sing it with me... Throw out the high.... throw out the low...
throw out the high... throw out the low....
And uh... here we stop. Works great on campfire with marshmallows.
We have two left -- 150 and 175.
To get the median, we just average the last two.
150 plus 175 is 325... divided by two and you get 162.5.
So the answer is C.
"As in, "Come in peace."