The Median Principle

Timothy J. Lowe, Dilip Chhajed

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The mean or average value is often used as the representation of a list of numbers when in fact another measure, the median, which is the middle value of the list, is more appropriate. This principle of “middle” is more general and has several other applications—from location to inventory problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBuilding Intuition
Subtitle of host publicationInsights From Basic Operations Management Models and Principles
EditorsDilip Chhajed, Timothy J Lowe
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2008

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
ISSN (Print)0884-8289

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics


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