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How to Use MEDIAN Function in Google Sheets

In this article, you will learn how to use the MEDIAN formula in Google Sheets. This function is beneficial when you need to get the middle of a set of data. The median is the middle number in a list of figures. It is the point above and below which each half of the data is spread equally.

How to use the MEDIAN formula in Google Sheets

  1. Type “=MEDIAN” or go to “Insert” in the menu bar➝“Function””Statistical””MEDIAN”
  2. Select a set of data in which you want to find the median. If you want to incorporate non-adjacent areas, you can include them by punctuating them with a comma(s).
  3. Press the “Enter” key.
How to insert the MEDIAN formula from the menu bar

The generic formula is as follows:

=MEDIAN(value1, [value2, …])

Value 1: A set of data based on which you want to figure out the median.

Let’s see some examples. Imagine you review five customers’ rates given to four types of products:

How to use the MEDIAN formula in Google Sheets

(i) Median by product

This is very simple. You can just select a part of the column for each product. For example, the MEDIAN formula in cell C10 (for Product A) contains a range of C4:C8, specifically 20,13,12, 5, and 4.

(ii) Median across Product A and C

This example might be a little tricky. As we mentioned above, if you want to select non-adjacent fields as a data set, you can use a comma(s). Select a part of the column for Product A (C4:C8), add a comma, and select a part of the column for Product C (E4:E8).

(iii) Median across all products

As you can see in the screenshot, you can select a table as a set of data which include twenty figures for all product.

How do you find the mean of data in Google Sheets?

You can use the AVERAGE function to find the arithmetic mean. Refer to How to Use AVERAGE Formula in Google Sheets to learn how to use the AVERAGE formula.

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What are the other formulas related to mathematics and statistics

If you don’t get the solution you are looking for in this article, or you have further questions related to mathematics or statistics, you may find the answers in the following articles.

Go to the following articles to learn basic formulas in Google Sheets.

How to Do Math in Google Sheets for Beginners

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MULTIPLY Function in Google Sheets: Explained

PRODUCT Function in Google Sheets: Explained

How to Use SUM Function in Google Sheets

How to Use SUMPRODUCT Formula in Google Sheets

How to Use MAX Function in Google Sheets

How to Use MEDIAN Function in Google Sheets

How to Use AVERAGE Formula in Google Sheets

How to Use MODE Function in Google Sheets

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Navigate to the pages below to learn how to sum, count, or average numbers with a condition or multiple conditions. 

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Visit the following post if you are interested in learning how to count the number of specific cells.

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You can learn about other Google Sheets formulas and tips that are not mentioned here on this page: LiveFlow‘s How to Guides

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