#### Median of Even Set; How to Capture them?

```Hi everyone,

Say I have a dat set such as:

4
5
6
7

The median is (5+6)/2=5.5!

However, I am not interested in the answer here, but the 5 and the 6!!!

Is there an excel function or way to do so?

Thanks alot,
Mike

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```Do you want the output in one single cell or in 2 separate cells?

Mike Wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> Say I have a dat set such as:
>
> 4
> 5
> 6
> 7
>
> The median is (5+6)/2=5.5!
>
> However, I am not interested in the answer here, but the 5 and the
> 6!!!
>
> Is there an excel function or way to do so?
>
> Thanks alot,
> Mike

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7/27/2005 10:11:19 PM
```Here is one solution to find "the Reversed Median".

Value One:
=IF(ISODD(COUNT(A1:A6)),INDEX(LARGE(A1:A6,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNT(A1:A6)))),(COUNT(A1:A6)+1)/2),INDEX(LARGE(A1:A6,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNT(A1:A6)))),(COUNT(A1:A6))/2))

Value Two:
=IF(ISODD(COUNT(A1:A6)),"",INDEX(LARGE(A1:A6,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNT(A1:A6)))),(COUNT(A1:A6)+2)/2))

Example:
1, 2, 2, 4, 5, 6 --> 2 and 4
1, 2,    ,4, 5, 6 --> 4

Hope it helped
Ola Sandstr�m

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7/27/2005 11:30:38 PM
```Morrigan,

I want them in TWO different cells........thanks,

Mike

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7/28/2005 10:44:45 AM
```Olasa,

Tried your formula, but none of them did work!

Have you tried them on an example to see if they are working as they
appear above?

Mike

```
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7/28/2005 11:12:52 AM
```Those are awfully complex formulas for a simple calculation.  Why not
=LARGE(A1:A6,COUNT(A1:A6)/2)
for the median (if n odd) or the larger middle value (if n even), and
=IF(ISEVEN(COUNT(\$A\$1:\$A\$6)),SMALL(\$A\$1:\$A\$6,COUNT(\$A\$1:\$A\$6)/2),"")
for the smaller middle value (if n even)

Jerry

olasa wrote:

> Here is one solution to find "the Reversed Median".
>
> Value One:
> =IF(ISODD(COUNT(A1:A6)),INDEX(LARGE(A1:A6,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNT(A1:A6)))),(COUNT(A1:A6)+1)/2),INDEX(LARGE(A1:A6,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNT(A1:A6)))),(COUNT(A1:A6))/2))
>
> Value Two:
> =IF(ISODD(COUNT(A1:A6)),"",INDEX(LARGE(A1:A6,ROW(INDIRECT("1:"&COUNT(A1:A6)))),(COUNT(A1:A6)+2)/2))
>
> Example:
> 1, 2, 2, 4, 5, 6 --> 2 and 4
> 1, 2,    ,4, 5, 6 --> 4
>
> Hope it helped
> Ola Sandstr�m

```
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7/28/2005 12:18:33 PM
```Jerry,

I agree, your 1st formula is working fine but the 2nd one is NOT!?

Thanks,
Mike

```
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7/28/2005 12:22:47 PM
```Jerry,

Yours are BOTH working now.....thank you ALL

Thanks alot,
Mike

```
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7/28/2005 12:24:50 PM

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