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How to find x if we know the median amount?

  1. Jul 22, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    mediant amount is 4.8litres Find x ?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Jul 22, 2011 #2
    In stats, i guess median is the central number when all numbers are arranged in increasing order ... not sure ... just a random guess


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  4. Jul 22, 2011 #3


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    I'm just guessing too, but I'd reckon the median has to be one of your data values, or if you have an even number of values, then it's midway between two.
  5. Jul 22, 2011 #4


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    That is the key here.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
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