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The **median** is the midpoint element of the set of distinct elements in a collection of values.

If the set contains an even number of elements, two elements exist on either side of the middle-point. In this situation, the median is the arithmetic mean of these elements.

If there are **n**-many elements in the data set, then:

- if
**n**is odd, the median is - if
**n**is even, the median is