What was the median weight of the deer?

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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