How to Find the Median of a Histogram

By Stefan Robert

Finding the median of a histogram will require you to first add up the number of people involved. Find the median of a histogram with help from an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, in this free video clip.

Transcript

Hi, my name's Stefan. Today, I'm gonna be speaking on how to find the median of a histogram. Let's say for example we have a histogram of how many pies people can eat. Okay, these are the number of people, and these are the pies, and let's say for example three people are able to eat one pie, and then you have five people that were able to eat two pies, and then you have three people were able to eat four pies. Now that we're finding the median, we add up the number of people, so that's three, plus five, plus four, and we divide that by two, and then we get six. And now we find the sixth place, one, two, three, four, five, six, so the median is equal to two. And that's how you find the median of a histogram.

About the Author

Stefan Robert is an expert in computers, with two degrees in both Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.