# Practice GMAT Problem Solving Question

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During the course of an hour, an employee at Ultimate Packing Solutions wrapped packages weighing 48, 32, 62, 12, 40, and 8 pounds. What was the median weight of the packages that the employee packed?

Correct Answer:

**C**- The median of a set of numbers is the "middle" number when the set of numbers is ordered sequentially. To find the middle, first order the numbers:

8, 12, 32, 40, 48, 62 - Since there is an even number of integers in the set, there are two middle numbers: 32 and 40.
- To find the median, average the two middle numbers:

(32+40)/2 = 36

Thus, answer C is correct.

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