The six deer at the game station had weights of 45 pounds 7 ounces, 66 pounds 4 ounces, 56 pounds 12 ounces, 62 pounds 5 ounces, 64 pounds 9 ounces, and 72 pounds 3 ounces.

What was the median weight of the deer?

(C) 63 pounds 7 ounces

Explanation

Median is the middle value for a set of numbers arranged in a series. Sorting the weights and writing them in sequence:
45 pounds 7 ounces
56 pounds 12 ounces
62 pounds 5 ounces *
64 pounds 9 ounces *
66 pounds 4 ounces
72 pounds 3 ounces
There are two middle values, called middle pairs, but there is only one median. In this case, we average the middle pair:
The average of 62 pounds and 64 pounds: (62 + 64)/2 = 63 pounds
The average of 5 ounces and 9 ounces: (5 + 9)/2 = 7 ounces
The median is 63 pounds 7 ounces

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