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For my program I need to have people inputing 10 numbers and then finding the median of these numbers. The way I would find out this median is: 1: Arrange the numbers in order by size 2: Find the two middle terms and then the mean of them. 4: Print out answer I need help with the array and how to sort it and then how the hell to find the two middle numbers. Thanks!

If you have to use an array, then you're going to have to write your own sort. If you KNOW that there will ONLY be 10 numbers, an insertion sort woulnd't be too hard, and fairly quick. as to finding the two middle numbers...once the array is sorted, you would just want to get element 4 and 5. None of this sounds too hard. When is it due???

There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors

If you use an array, you can use Arrays.sort(myArray). That said, if this is an assignment you'll probably not be allowed to use such library methods. Cheers,