Posted by **Patty** on Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 3:36pm.

Students were given an exam with 300 multiple-choice questions. The distribution of the scores was normal and mean was 195 with a standard deviation of 30.

What was the score of students who scored in the middle of the class? (50% did better, 50% did worse).

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 3:55pm
wouldn't it be the mean?

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**Patty**, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 3:58pm
The mean is 195. Is that the middle score of the class? I'm very confused. The text that I have is not showing how to solve this problem. AHHH

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**Damon**, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 5:10pm
The distribution is normal, thus symmetric about the mean, so the mean is also the median. You are looking for the median.

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**Patty**, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 5:17pm
So is the answer 195?

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**Patty**, Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 5:36pm
Thanks for the help! Awesome!

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