# How to get median of an array of numbers in JavaScript ?

Last Updated : 03 Jan, 2023

In this article, we will see how to find the median of an array using JavaScript. A median is a middle value in a given set of numbers or data.

Examples:

```Input arr1 : [1 4 7 9]
Output : 5.5
Explanation : The median of the two sorted array is
the middle elements which is 5 if the
arrayLength =arr1.length + arr2.length is odd
if the array length is even then it will be
the average of two number

Input: arr1 : [5 3 1 8 90]

Output: 5
Explanation : The median is average of two number
because the array.length is even for this case.```

Approach: Here we first sort the array and then will find the array length. If the array length is even then median will be arr[(arr.length)/2] +arr[((arr.length)/2)+1]. If the array length is odd then the median will be a middle element.

Example:

## Javascript

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Output:

`5.5`

Approach 2: Here we have first made the variable middle which has the middle value irrespective of length whether the array length will be odd or even. Now after that, we sort the array by avoiding mutation. Mutation means changing the object name with another object name or passing the object to another object called a mutation.

It can be done with reference data types which are arrays, Object So For now avoid this. After that, if the length of the array is even then we have the two values in the array at pos arr((arr.length)/2) + arr(((arr.length)/2) +1). Then take the mean of these two numbers and return as a median.

Example:

## Javascript

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Output:

`5.5`

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