Returns the median of the given numbers. The median is the number in the middle of a set of numbers; that is, half the numbers have values that are greater than the median, and half have values that are less.
Number1,number2, ... are 1 to 30 numbers for which you want the median.
- The arguments should be either numbers or names, arrays, or references that contain numbers. Microsoft Excel examines all the numbers in each reference or array argument.
- If an array or reference argument contains text, logical values, or empty cells, those values are ignored; however, cells with the value zero are included.
If there is an even number of numbers in the set, then MEDIAN calculates the average of the two numbers in the middle. See the second example following.
MEDIAN(1, 2, 3, 4, 5) equals 3
MEDIAN(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) equals 3.5, the average of 3 and 4