Source: Official Guide Revised GRE 2nd Ed. Part 9; Section 6; #18


For the seven ailments, what is the median

For the seven ailments, what is the median of the numbers of people in group 2 who have the ailments? 20, 22, 24, 26, 28

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Anna Roberts

Sorry I really don't understand this question. Please help.
Before we always use to add the percents and find the median at 50% how come not in this case? I mean to say, add 3+4+5+6+10+11 etc and when its 50% thats where median is.

Nov 22, 2017 • Comment

Jonathan , Magoosh Tutor

Hi Radhika,
You're confusing this with a histogram chart. This chart has 7 ailments and each ailment has a percent. We know the total people in the population, so we can find the number of people who have each of the 7 ailments by multiplying the percentage by the total (400). The question is just asking for the median of these 7 values.

Nov 27, 2017 • Reply


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Dec 8, 2012 • Comment

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