# What is the median of the numbers 2, 4 ,1, 7, and 5?

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• 1 month ago

Four. You put the numbers in order so 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and then it’s the middle value

• 1 month ago

Please the numbers in rank order.

1,2,4,5,7.

Since there are 5 terms, the median is the abosolute middle term ; term 3.

Term 3 is '4'

So '4' is the median

• ?
Lv 7
1 month ago

4 is the median.

• 1 month ago

4 is the median. To find the median all numbers must be in order from least to greatest. The number in the middle [ 1,2,4,5,7 ] is 4 is the median. Hope this helps!

• 1 month ago

Why the urgency?  Cheating on a test?

• 1 month ago

Do you know the definition of median?

Let's start with the one you probably know from real life. When you have a divided road, the median is that dividing section in the middle. It divides the traffic going one way from the traffic going the other way.

Similarly, the median in a set of numbers is the one that is the "middle" dividing the data that is smaller from the data that is bigger.

So start by putting the numbers in order.

1, 2, 4, 5, 7

The median is the one in the middle:

1, 2, 4, 5, 7

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There are 2 numbers that are smaller than the median (1 and 2)

There are 2 numbers that are bigger than the median (5 and 7).

The middle number (when in order) is the median which is 4.

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• rotchm
Lv 7
1 month ago

First, you must know what the median means. So type its meaning here and then we will show you how to apply it.