# What is the median of first five odd numbers?

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The median value of the first five odd numbers is five.

If you are keen to learn how I calculated the median, keep reading. But before we do that, let’s first understand what median means to make sure you properly understand the concept.

Simply put, Median is the “middle value” of the list, which needs to be sorted if values are numerical.

In our case, we are looking to find the median value of the first five odd numbers, which are as follows: 1,3,5,7,9.

As you can see, this list is already sorted numerically and the middle value is 5, which means the median value is 5.

There is also another way to find the median using a formula.

Since the number of values is odd, the formula to be used is [(n+1)/2]th term, where n represents the number of terms. In the case of the first five odd numbers, n is 5.

Median of first 5 odd numbers = [[5+1)/2]th term

Median of first 5 odd numbers = [6/2]th term

Median of first 5 odd numbers = 3rd term

In the case of the first five odd numbers, the third term is 5, so the median is 5.

What if, however, the question was to find the median of the first six odd numbers. In that case, we have to take the middle two terms and take the average of those two terms.

First 6 odd numbers: 1,3,5,7,9,11

Median of first 6 odd numbers = (5+7)/2

Median of first 6 odd numbers = 12/2

Median of first 6 odd numbers = 6

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