# Find the Median -5 , 3/1500 -5 , 31500
Arrange the terms in ascending order.
-5,31500
The median is the middle term in the arranged data set. In the case of an even number of terms, the median is the average of the two middle terms.
-5+315002
Remove parentheses.
-5+315002
Cancel the common factor of 3 and 1500.
Factor 3 out of 3.
-5+3(1)15002
Cancel the common factors.
Factor 3 out of 1500.
-5+3⋅13⋅5002
Cancel the common factor.
-5+3⋅13⋅5002
Rewrite the expression.
-5+15002
-5+15002
-5+15002
Simplify the numerator.
To write -5 as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by 500500.
-5⋅500500+15002
Combine -5 and 500500.
-5⋅500500+15002
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
-5⋅500+15002
Simplify the numerator.
Multiply -5 by 500.
-2500+15002
Add -2500 and 1.
-24995002
-24995002
Move the negative in front of the fraction.
-24995002
-24995002
Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.
-2499500⋅12
Multiply -2499500⋅12.
Multiply 12 and 2499500.
-24992⋅500
Multiply 2 by 500.
-24991000
-24991000
Convert the median -24991000 to decimal.
-2.499
Find the Median -5 , 3/1500

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