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median vs. middle #1 (permalink) Thu May 12, 2011 10:45 am   median vs. middle
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #197 "Birth and Children (1)", question 6

A ......... child is born after the first child but before the youngest child.

(a) average
(b) median
(c) mean
(d) middle

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #197 "Birth and Children (1)", answer 6

A middle child is born after the first child but before the youngest child.

Correct answer: (d) middle

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please tell me what is the difference between :median and middle in this context?
thank you very much.
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median vs. middle #2 (permalink) Thu May 12, 2011 10:51 am   median vs. middle
 

Hi Saneta,

'Median' suggest average. 'Middle' as used in the test indicates between or among others.

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