MEDIAN function

Returns the median of the given numbers. The median is the number in the middle of a set of numbers; that is, half the numbers have values that are greater than the median, and half have values that are less.

Syntax

MEDIAN(number1,number2,...)

Number1, number2, ...     are 1 to 30 numbers for which you want the median.

Remarks

  • The arguments should be either numbers or column references that contain numbers.

  • If a column reference argument contains text, logical values, or is empty, those values are ignored; however, arguments with the value zero are included.

  • If there is an even number of numbers in the set, then MEDIAN calculates the average of the two numbers in the middle. See the second formula following.

Examples

Col1

Col2

Col3

Col4

Col5

Col6

Formula

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=MEDIAN([Col1],[Col2],[Col3],[Col4],[Col5])

Median of the first 5 numbers in the list (3)

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=MEDIAN([Col1],[Col2],[Col3],[Col4],[Col5],[Col6])

Median of all the numbers, or the average of 3 and 4 (3.5)

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