Hackerrank - Find the Median Solution

Hackerrank - Find the Median Solution

The median of a list of numbers is essentially it's middle element after sorting. The same number of elements occur after it as before. Given a list of numbers with an odd number of elements, can you find the median?

For example, the median of  is , the middle element in the sorted array.

Function Description

Complete the findMedian function in the editor below. It must return an integer that represents the median of the array.

findMedian has the following parameter(s):

  • arr: an unsorted array of integers

Input Format

The first line contains the integer , the size of .
The second line contains  space-separated integers


  • is odd

Output Format

Output one integer, the median.

Sample Input 0

0 1 2 4 6 5 3

Sample Output 0


Explanation 0

The sorted . It's middle element is at .

Solution in Python

def findMedian(arr):
    return sorted(arr)[len(arr)//2]
arr = list(map(int,input().split()))

Subscribe to The Poor Coder | Algorithm Solutions

Don’t miss out on the latest issues. Sign up now to get access to the library of members-only issues.
[email protected]