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Median with Constraints

Directions: Create a statistical data set of at least 10 numbers such that:

1. All of the numbers in the data set are whole numbers.
2. The median is not a whole number.
3. The median is not part of the data set.



What strategy do you use to find the median of a data set? Does this strategy work in all cases?



There are many correct answers. One statistical data set that would work is {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10}. Here the median is 5.5. You could make this question more challenging by adding more constraints.

Source: Daniel Luevanos

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  1. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
    The median would be 5.5, it is not in the data set nor a while number

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