# Averages - Level 3

## Test your understanding of averages with this self marking quiz about mean, median and range.

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This is level 3; Median from a list. You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 questions correct.

Find the medians of the following sets of numbers

 1. 233839 2. 363719 3. 4333202733 4. 363416306 5. Five plates of fish and chips were analysed. The number of chips on each plate was 9, 41, 28, 38, 9. Find the median number of chips per plate. 6. Seven friends collected action comics. The number of comics owned by the friends is 9, 32, 24, 13, 30, 37, 22. Find the median number of comics per person. 7. Find the median of these numbers:40, 24, 43, 16, 32, 16, 15, 26. 8. Find the median of these numbers:33, 44, 43, 15, 21, 33, 35, 8. 9. Find the median of these numbers:18, 40, 24, 25, 29, 30, 34, 21, 11. 10. Find the median of these numbers:23, 9, 37, 24, 9, 26, 39, 32, 31, 33.
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## Instructions

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Isabella,

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"The formula for finding the median is a on N items is (N+1)/2. Why is there a 'plus one' in that formula?

[Transum: Good question Isabella. The answer is here.]"

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## Description of Levels

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Level 1 - Mean from a list

Level 2 - Range and mode from a list

Level 3 - Median from a list

Level 4 - Mixed 'wordy' questions

Level 5 - Mean, median, mode and range from a frequency table

Level 6 - Mean, median, mode and range from a bar chart

More Averages A wide range of interactive activities, puzzles, lesson starters and videos about mode, median, mean and range.

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## Reminders

### Mean

To find the mean of a set of values add them together then divide by the number of values.

Example: find the mean of 8,9,10: 8+9+10=27, 27÷3=9: The mean is 9

### Median

To find the median of a set of values arrange them in order then choose the middle value. If their are two middle values select the answer that is half way between those values.

Example: find the median of 4,12,7,6: In order 4,6,7,12: 6+7÷2: The median is 6.5

A formula for finding which is the middle value if there are N values is (N+1)/2. You can see why there is an 'add one' here.

### Mode

The mode of a set of values is the value that occurs most times.

Example: find the mode of 2,4,4,1: The mode is 4.

### Range

The range of a set of values is the smallest value subtracted from the largest.

Example: find the range of 2,4,4,1: 4-1=3: The range is 3.

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Mean, median and mode song.

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