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Find a sample size for which the median will always equal

Statistics for Engineers and Scientists | 4th Edition | ISBN: 9780073401331 | Authors: William Navidi ISBN: 9780073401331 38

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Problem 5E

Problem 5E

Find a sample size for which the median will always equal one of the values in the sample.

Step-by-Step Solution:

Answer :

Step 1 of 1 :

The claim is to find the sample size is always is equal to one of the values in the sample.

Median :

If sample size is odd

The middle most value of the data when it is arranged in ascending order.

So, when the sample size is odd the median is equal to the value in the sample.

Example :

 

Let 1, 5, 10, 40, 13 be the sample

 

Arrange the sample in ascending order

1 , 5, 10, 13, 40.

In the given sample 10 is the median

Therefore, when the sample size is odd the median is always equal to the value in the sample.


Step 2 of 1

Chapter 1.2, Problem 5E is Solved
Textbook: Statistics for Engineers and Scientists
Edition: 4
Author: William Navidi
ISBN: 9780073401331

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