Learn Advanced Array Methods by Building a Statistics Calculator - Step 26

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I think i followed the instructions clearly but cant figure out why its still throwing an error message that i need to return the mean of the two middle numbers. Some help would be appreciated.

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<!-- file: index.html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1" />
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="./styles.css" />
    <script src="./script.js"></script>
    <title>Statistics Calculator</title>
    <h1>Statistics Calculator</h1>
    <p>Enter a list of comma-separated numbers.</p>
    <form onsubmit="calculate(); return false;">
      <label for="numbers">Numbers:</label>
      <input type="text" name="numbers" id="numbers" />
      <button type="submit">Calculate</button>
    <div class="results">
        The <dfn>mean</dfn> of a list of numbers is the average, calculated by
        taking the sum of all numbers and dividing that by the count of numbers.
      <p class="bold">Mean: <span id="mean"></span></p>
        The <dfn>median</dfn> of a list of numbers is the number that appears in
        the middle of the list, when sorted from least to greatest.
      <p class="bold">Median: <span id="median"></span></p>
        The <dfn>mode</dfn> of a list of numbers is the number that appears most
        often in the list.
      <p class="bold">Mode: <span id="mode"></span></p>
        The <dfn>range</dfn> of a list of numbers is the difference between the
        largest and smallest numbers in the list.
      <p class="bold">Range: <span id="range"></span></p>
        The <dfn>variance</dfn> of a list of numbers measures how far the values
        are from the mean, on average.
      <p class="bold">Variance: <span id="variance"></span></p>
        The <dfn>standard deviation</dfn> of a list of numbers is the square
        root of the variance.
      <p class="bold">
        Standard Deviation: <span id="standardDeviation"></span>
/* file: styles.css */
body {
  margin: 0;
  background-color: rgb(27, 27, 50);
  text-align: center;
  color: #fff;

button {
  cursor: pointer;
  background-color: rgb(59, 59, 79);
  border: 3px solid white;
  color: white;

input {
  background-color: rgb(10, 10, 35);
  color: white;
  border: 1px solid rgb(59, 59, 79);

.bold {
  font-weight: bold;
/* file: script.js */
const getMean = (array) => array.reduce((acc, el) => acc + el, 0) / array.length;

// User Editable Region

const getMedian = (array) => {
  const sorted = array.sort((a, b) => a - b);
  if(sorted.length % 2 === 0) {
    const midNumber1 = sorted[sorted.length / 2];
    const midNumber2 = sorted[(sorted.length / 2) - 1];
    const evenNumberMedian = getMean([midNumber1, midNumber2])
    return evenNumberMedian
  }else (sorted.length % 2 === 0) {
    const oddNumberMedian = sorted[Math.floor(sorted.length / 2)]
    return oddNumberMedian

// User Editable Region

const calculate = () => {
  const value = document.querySelector("#numbers").value;
  const array = value.split(/,\s*/g);
  const numbers = array.map(el => Number(el)).filter(el => !isNaN(el));
  const mean = getMean(numbers);

  document.querySelector("#mean").textContent = mean;

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Learn Advanced Array Methods by Building a Statistics Calculator - Step 26

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Hi there!
The instructions is asking you to:
find the middle two numbers, calculate their mean, and return the result. If the length of array is odd, return the middle number.

Make sure to work with the sorted array to find the middle numbers.

You need to use the getMean function to calculate the middle numbers. Don’t do the calculation from the beginning.

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finally got it. Thanks man