In this challenge, we practice calculating the interquartile range. We recommend you complete the Quartiles challenge before attempting this problem.
The interquartile range of an array is the difference between its first () and third () quartiles (i.e., ).
Given an array, , of integers and an array, , representing the respective frequencies of 's elements, construct a data set, , where each occurs at frequency . Then calculate and print 's interquartile range, rounded to a scale of decimal place (i.e., format).
Tip: Be careful to not use integer division when averaging the middle two elements for a data set with an even number of elements, and be sure to not include the median in your upper and lower data sets.
Apply the frequencies to the values to get the expanded array . Here . The median of the left half, , the middle element. For the right half, . Print the difference to one decimal place: , so print .
Complete the interQuartile function in the editor below.
interQuartile has the following parameters:
- int values[n]: an array of integers
- int freqs[n]: occurs times in the array to analyze
- float: the interquartile range to 1 place after the decimal
The first line contains an integer, , the number of elements in arrays and .
The second line contains space-separated integers describing the elements of array .
The third line contains space-separated integers describing the elements of array .
- The number of elements in is equal to .
Print the interquartile range for the expanded data set on a new line. Round the answer to a scale of decimal place (i.e., format).
STDIN Function ----- -------- 6 arrays size n = 6 6 12 8 10 20 16 values = [6, 12, 8, 10, 20, 16] 5 4 3 2 1 5 freqs = [5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 5]
The given data is:
First, we create data set containing the data from set at the respective frequencies specified by :
As there are an even number of data points in the original ordered data set, we will split this data set exactly in half:
Lower half (L): 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 10, 10
Upper half (U): 12, 12, 12, 12, 16, 16, 16, 16, 16, 20
Next, we find . There are elements in half, so is the average of the middle two elements: and . Thus, .
Next, we find .There are elements in half, so is the average of the middle two elements: and . Thus, .
From this, we calculate the interquartile range as and print as our answer.