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Calculating the median: data displays


The following dot plot shows the height of each toddler at Ms. Cabrera's daycare:
A number line labeled height of each toddler at Ms. Cabrera's Daycare is labeled from left to right 80 through 86 scaling by ones. The number line is labeled Height in centimeters. The dot distribution is as follows: 81, 1; 82, 1; 83, 2; 84, 2; 85, 2.
Find the median height.
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 6
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi or 2/3 pi