The mean is the most common measure of average. If you ask someone to find the average, this is the method they are likely to use.
The median is the middle number. To calculate the median of any set of numbers, you need to write the numbers in order.
To find the median number:
- Put all the numbers in numerical order.
- If there is an odd number of results, the median is the middle number.
- If there is an even number of results, the median will be the mean of the two central numbers.