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Mixed Medians

Find the medians of sets of different types of numbers in these self-marking exercises.

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Find the median of each of these sets. Use the / symbol to create a fraction. Click S for help sorting.

1 S

$$\frac{3}{4}, \; \frac{1}{4}, \; \frac{1}{2}$$

2 S

$$\frac{7}{10}, \; \frac{3}{10}, \; \frac{9}{10}$$

3 S

$$\frac{1}{10}, \; \frac{2}{5}, \; \frac{3}{5}, \; \frac{7}{10}, \; \frac{3}{10}$$

4 S

$$\frac{1}{2}, \; \frac{3}{4}, \; \frac{7}{8}, \; \frac{1}{8}, \; \frac{1}{4}$$

5 S

$$\frac{4}{9}, \; \frac{5}{9}, \; \frac{7}{9}, \\ \frac{1}{3}, \; \frac{1}{3}, \; \frac{2}{3}$$

6 S

$$\frac{3}{5}, \; \frac{7}{10}, \; \frac{7}{10}, \\ \frac{4}{5}, \; \frac{9}{20}, \; \frac{11}{20}, \; \frac{13}{20}$$

7 S

$$\frac{1}{2}, \; \frac{3}{4}, \; \frac{5}{8}, \; \frac{5}{8}, \frac{1}{2}, \\ \frac{7}{8}, \; \frac{9}{16}, \; \frac{11}{16}, \; \frac{13}{16}$$

8 S

$$\frac{5}{12}, \; \frac{2}{3}, \; \frac{1}{6}, \; \frac{3}{4}$$

9 S

$$ \frac{1}{4}, \; \frac{3}{10}, \; \frac{2}{7}, \; \frac{5}{14},\\ \frac{7}{20}, \; \frac{4}{9}, \; \frac{6}{17}$$


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Use this area to sort the numbers in order so that you can easily find the median.

\frac{3}{4}, \; \frac{1}{4}, \; \frac{1}{2}
\frac{7}{10}, \; \frac{3}{10}, \; \frac{9}{10}
\frac{1}{10}, \; \frac{2}{5}, \; \frac{3}{5}, \; \frac{7}{10}, \; \frac{3}{10}
\frac{1}{2}, \; \frac{3}{4}, \; \frac{7}{8}, \; \frac{1}{8}, \; \frac{1}{4}
\frac{4}{9}, \; \frac{5}{9}, \; \frac{7}{9}, \\ \frac{1}{3}, \; \frac{1}{3}, \; \frac{2}{3}
\frac{3}{5}, \; \frac{7}{10}, \; \frac{7}{10}, \\ \frac{4}{5}, \; \frac{9}{20}, \; \frac{11}{20}, \; \frac{13}{20}
\frac{1}{2}, \; \frac{3}{4}, \; \frac{5}{8}, \; \frac{5}{8}, \frac{1}{2}, \\ \frac{7}{8}, \; \frac{9}{16}, \; \frac{11}{16}, \; \frac{13}{16}
\frac{5}{12}, \; \frac{2}{3}, \; \frac{1}{6}, \; \frac{3}{4}
\frac{1}{4}, \; \frac{3}{10}, \; \frac{2}{7}, \; \frac{5}{14},\\ \frac{7}{20}, \; \frac{4}{9}, \; \frac{6}{17}