Posted by Morgan Rosell on .
how do you find the median of a box and wisker plot? the number is 87.

5th grade Math 
Reiny,
I don't know.
box and wisker plot??
Whatever happened to real math? 
5th grade Math 
sandra,
i know right. this is hard and im in the 9th grade

5th grade Math 
Anya,
First of all, do you know what median means?

5th grade Math 
PsyDAG,
The median is that point in a distribution where half the scores have a higher value and half have a lower value. It is also known as the 50th percentile or the second quartile.
I searched Google under the key words "box whisker plot" to get these possible sources:
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http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/math/ALGEBRA/AD3/boxwhisk.htm
http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/cs255/jnord/boxplot.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_plot
In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search. Also see http://hanlib.sou.edu/searchtools/.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking. 
5th grade Math 
Anonymous,
3258*456