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Answer to Question #31037 in Statistics and Probability for Aaron Okievs.

Question #31037
In a study on survival time for ten patients following a new treatment for AIDS. The time in months were given thus: 24, 12, 8, 20, 3, 18, 24, 25,and 27.Determine the median for the given data.

a. 24
b. 6.8
c. 20
d. 17.9
Expert's answer
The middle number of an ordered data set is called the median of the data set.
[Original data set] 24 12 8 20 3 18 24 25 27.
Arrange the date set in ascending order: 3 8 12 18 20 24 24 25 27.
The median of the data set, the middle number, is 20.

Answer: c. 20.

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