Which of the following is NOT an advantage of using a median? - ProProfs Discuss

# Which of the following is NOT an advantage of using a median?

A. Extreme values do not affect the median as strongly as they affect Mean
B. A median can be calculated for qualitative descriptions
C. Median is easy to understand
D. Median can be calculated even for open-ended classes

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Asked by Neha Tyagi, Last updated: Feb 15, 2020

#### W. Pratt

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

The correct answer to this question is D. A median is the central point of data arranged on a scale of some sort, oftentimes a scale of numbers. For example, the median of this set of numbers {2,5,10} is 5. Finding the median means finding the center value of all of the values present.

If there is an even number of values, then the average of the two center values is calculated. Open-ended questions do not provide answers that can be easily compared evenly on a scale, therefore making that a disadvantage of using a median.

John Smith