# There are 21 students in class. The median age of the students is 23. The oldest student is 29 Please explain

juniorvalencia4    2   14.02.2022 05:50    8

leigha54  14.02.2022 05:50

At least one student is 23: Must be true

Some students are younger than 15: Could be true

Step-by-step explanation:

Statement 1: A median is a number in the middle for ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 in this example 3 is the median. Another ex could be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. This time you would have to add (3 + 4), divide by 2, which equals 3.5.

Since there are 21 students in class making it an odd number 23 must be true.

Statement 2: Based on the information I am given, I would say could be true because the difference between the oldest and the median is 29 - 23 = 6 so it could be true.

tierann46  14.02.2022 05:50

1) At least one (the 11th) student is 23 (years old), Must be true

2) Some students are younger than 15 Could be true

Step by step explanation:

1) The given parameters are;

The number of student in the class = 21

The median age of the student = 23

The age of the oldest student = 29

Therefore, given that the median age = The age of the (n + 1)/2 the student

Where;

n = The number of student in the class = 21

The median age = The age of the (21 + 1)/2 th = 11 th student, when the age of the students are arranged in increasing order, therefore, we have;

At least one (the 11th) student is 23 (years old), Must be true

2) Given that there are 10 students with ages equal to or lower than the  median age, and the difference between the median age and the age of the oldest student = 29 - 23 = 6 years, we have;

Some students are younger than 15 Could be true