# MEDIAN

Returns the median value in a numeric dataset.

### Sample Usage

`MEDIAN(A2:A100,B2:B100,4,26)`

`MEDIAN(1,2,3,4,5,C6:C20)`

### Syntax

`MEDIAN(value1, [value2, ...])`

• `value1` - The first value or range to consider when calculating the median value.

• `value2, ...` - [ OPTIONAL ] - Additional values or ranges to consider when calculating the median value.

### Notes

• Although `MEDIAN` is specified as taking a maximum of 30 arguments, Google Sheets supports an arbitrary number of arguments for this function.

• Any text encountered in the `value` arguments will be ignored.

• `MEDIAN` returns the center value if the dataset contains an odd number of values. If the combined `value` arguments contain an even number of values, `MEDIAN` will interpolate between the two center values.

• `MEDIAN` finds the center value of the dataset rather than the mean. To find the mean use `AVERAGE` or `AVERAGEA`.

`SMALL`: Returns the nth smallest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

`RANK`: Returns the rank of a specified value in a dataset.

`QUARTILE`: Returns a value nearest to a specified quartile of a dataset.

`PERCENTRANK`: Returns the percentage rank (percentile) of a specified value in a dataset.

`PERCENTILE`: Returns the value at a given percentile of a dataset.

`MINA`: Returns the minimum numeric value in a dataset.

`MIN`: Returns the minimum value in a numeric dataset.

`MAXA`: Returns the maximum numeric value in a dataset.

`MAX`: Returns the maximum value in a numeric dataset.

`LARGE`: Returns the nth largest element from a data set, where n is user-defined.

`AVERAGEA`: Returns the numerical average value in a dataset.

`AVERAGE`: The AVERAGE function returns the numerical average value in a dataset, ignoring text.