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# The medians for the first 7 natural numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) and the first 6 natural numbers (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) respectively are _____ .

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4, 3.5
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4, 3
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4, 4
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3, 3.5
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## The correct option is A 4, 3.5For both the sets of numbers, the numbers are in ascending order. If number of observations (n) is odd, the median is is (n+1)2th term. If number of numbers n is even, the median will be average of (n2)th and (n2+1)th term. In the first set of numbers, the number of terms is 7. Using above formula, the median term is 4th term which 4. In 2nd set of numbers the median is average of 3rd and 4th terms. These are 3 and 4. The average of 3 and 4 is 3.5. For 1st, set median = 4 For 2nd, set median = 3.5  Suggest Corrections  0      Similar questions  Related Videos   Median
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