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Published: 31/08/2016
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Finding the median and quartiles for grouped data

A clear description of how to find the median and quartiles of grouped data.

Median for Grouped Data

The median for grouped data can be found either by interpolation or by using a formula.
The formula is
Median =LB+w((1/2 n-∑ f_b)/f_m )
        LB is the lower boundary or limit of the class containing the median
        w is the width of the median class interval
        n is the total frequency, or the number of values
        ∑ f_b is the number of values below LB
        f_m is the number of values containing the median


See other resources: Statistics | Averages and spread – mean, median, mode and range

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Scott Sherwood
Scott Sherwood
Clear precise explanation for this most difficult [for some] topic. Thanks
Posted on 28th October 2016

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