# Thread: From NOVA

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## From NOVA

can anyone expl Q 4 on Page 282? I didnt get the expln the book gives....
thnx

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if its not DI than can u post the question here?

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If possible, please post the question.

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## Here's the Q

if x<y<z , z=ky, x=0 and the average of x, y and z= 3times the median, what is the value of k?

-2, 3, 5.5, 6, 8

( i got the q after i posted, anywys!)

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median = (n+1)/2 th term

so in this case its Y

now,
(y+z) /3 =3 y

z = 8 y = 8k

k = 8

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## Rocky

why + 1 in the equation?

Originally Posted by rocky80
median = (n+1)/2 th term

so in this case its Y

now,
(y+z) /3 =3 y

z = 8 y = 8k

k = 8

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thats the formula of median....

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you can think of median like this:
>> arrange the numbers in ascending or descending order
>> If there are odd no. of numbers then the number in the middle is the median
>> but if there are even no. of numbers, then the average of the two middle numbers is the median. e.g; The median of 1, 2,3,4,5,6 is (3+4)/2=3.5

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see addict dont get confued the formula for median is always (n+1) / 2

when nos. are odd this comes to middle term

when nos. are even say 6 this becomes 6+1 /2 = 7/2 = 3.5th term that means mean of 3rd and 4th term .

got me buddy!!

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hi rocky80,
i think u r right
regards

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