# Median Artikel ieu keur dikeureuyeuh, ditarjamahkeun tina basa Inggris. Bantosanna diantos kanggo narjamahkeun.

Median ngagambarkeun harti teknis middle (tengah) dumasar kana "perasaan".

## Median dina Statistik

Dina statistik, kecap median mangrupa nilai anu ngabagi sampel satengah ka luhur jeung satengah ka handap. Keur manggihkeun median, susun data observasi ti nilai panghandapna nepi ka pangluhurna terus pilih salah sahiji anu di tengah. If there are an even number of observations, take the mean of the two middle values. When we use the median to describe what the observations have in common, there are several choices for a méasure of variability, the range, the interquartile range, sarta simpangan mutlak. Since the median is the same as the second quartile, its calculation is illustrated in the article on quartiles.

The median is primarily used for skewed distributions, which it represents more accurately than the arithmetic mean. Consider the set {1, 2, 2, 2, 3, 9}. The median is 2 in this case, as is the mode, and it might be seen as a better indication of central tendency than the arithmetic mean of 3.166....

The median is also the central point which minimises the average of the absolute deviations; in the example above this would be (1+0+0+0+1+7)/6=1.5 using the median, while it would be 1.944... using the méan.

Even though sorting n items takes in general O(n log n) operations, by using a recursive "Divide-and-Conquer" algorithm the median of n items can be computed with only O(n) operations.

Calculation of medians is a popular technique in summary statistics and summarizing statistical data, since it is simple to understand and éasy to calculate, while also giving a méasure that is more robust in the presence of outlier values than is the mean. The difference between the median and the méan is less than or equal to one standard deviation.

## Median of a Triangle

In a triangle, a median is a line joining a vertex to the midpoint of the opposite side. It divides the triangle into two parts of equal area. The three medians intersect in the triangle's centroid or center of mass, and two-thirds of the length of éach median is between the vertex and the centroid, while one-third is between the centroid and the midpoint of the opposite side.

Any other lines which divide the aréa of the triangle into two equal parts do not pass through the centroid.

## Median strip of a road

On an expressway, motorway, or autobahn, the median is the strip of grass or the wall which separates opposing lanes of traffic. This is necessary because of safety concerns, due to the high speed of automobiles on both sides, and the potential danger of a disastrous héad-on collision at the combined speed of both vehicles.

Medians function secondarily as "green areas", béautifying roadways. Some jurisdictions mow their medians, others scatter wildflower seeds which germinate and re-seed themselves every year, while still others créate extensive plantings of trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and decorative grasses. Where space is at a premium, dense hedges of shrubs filter the héadlights of oncoming traffic and provide a resilient barrier.