Enter numbers separated by commas and calculate the median.
What is the Median?
The median represents the middle value in a set of numbers. It's like finding the sweet spot.
Let's say you have a group of friends and you want to find the median age. You line them up in order from youngest to oldest. If there's an odd number of friends, the one right in the middle is the median. For example, if you have five friends and their ages are 12, 15, 16, 18, and 20, the median age would be 16. It's the age that splits the group right down the middle.
But what if you have an even number of friends? Well, in that case, you take the two middle values and find their average. Let's say you have six friends ages 10, 12, 15, 16, 18, and 20. The two middle ages are 15 and 16. So you add them up (15 + 16 = 31) and divide by 2 to get the median, which is 15.5.
How to calculate the Median?
To calculate the median, follow these steps:
Step 1: Arrange the numbers in ascending order, from smallest to largest. You can do this easily with our free Number Sorter tool.
Step 2: Get the median.
If the number of values is odd, the median is the value right in the middle.
Imagine you have the numbers 4, 6, 9, 11, and 13. When arranged in ascending order, they become 4, 6, 9, 11, 13. The number right in the middle is 9, so that's the median.
If the number of values is even, take the two middle values and find their average.
Let's say you have the numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. When arranged in ascending order, they become 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. The two middle values are 6 and 8. Add them up (6 + 8 = 14) and divide by 2 to get the median, which is 7.
How to use this Calculator?
To use this calculator:
- Input the comma-separated numbers (e.g. 5, 7, 2, 12).
- Click on the "Calculate" button.
- Get your results.
In addition to the median, you can also see the arithmetic mean, total sum, smallest and largest number, and the list of your numbers sorted in ascending order.