Question 44

Jambmaths question: 

Find the median of 2, 3, 7, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 9, 4, 5,3, 4, 2, 4 and 5

Option A: 

9

Option B: 

8

Option C: 

7

Option D: 

4

Jamb Maths Solution: 

Arrange the numbers in increasing order of magnitude

2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 7, 8, 9

The median is ${{\left( \frac{n+1}{2} \right)}^{th}}$term which is $\frac{16+1}{2}={{8.5}^{th}}term$

The 8.5th term is $\frac{4+4}{2}=4$

The median is 4.

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