Saying the value is in between the other 2 values

I'm preparing for Ielts test. Its writing part is the most difficult for me.

So far, I'm learning about comparative between numbers, and I stuck.

• Let's say, there was a given bar chart giving 3 bars, red, blue, and orange.
• The length of the blue was the longest and the orange's was the shortest.

This could be described as:

• The blue had the biggest/largest/greatest/(the most) `number of people/(internet users)` at 1,000 units.
• The orange had the smallest/(the least) `number of people/(internet users)` at 380 units.

The question is how can I properly and formally describe the red one which had value in between the blue and the orange in one sentence?

• Example: The red had greater/bigger/larger/(more) `number of people/(internet users)` than the orange, and/but smaller/(less) `number of people/(internet users)` than the blue. `(This is 2 sentences)`

• Example: The red had `the number of people` at 550 units `which was/as` the second place.
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• Example: The red had `the number of people` at 550 units `which was/as` in between the blue's and the orange's.
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The red bar represents the intermediate quantity of the three values.

being, situated, or acting between two points, stages, things, persons, etc.

I wouldn't say that a bar on a chart has a number of people, rather that it represents or shows a number of people or a quantity.

• About those "`number of people || with or without "the" article/(users)`" things I referred were representatives of nouns/objectives for the sentences. It was my bad that I didn't state it earlier. Thanks for the answer, I appreciate it :) Oct 11, 2018 at 9:46
• The red had `the intermediate` number of `people/nouns` (of the (given) data) at 550 units. Oct 11, 2018 at 13:15

"Median" term is used with groups or lists of numbers. Perhaps use the symbols < >. Example: orange > red < blue

• Hi Kevin, welcome to ELU. It's often useful to include a formal dictionary definition (a free one with a link, preferably) in an answer. "Median" has a fairly specific mathematical definition. And shouldn't that be "orange < red < blue"? That is orange is smaller than red, red is smaller than blue.
– Pam
Oct 11, 2018 at 9:05
• So it would be " The red had the median `number of people` at 550 units. ", right? @Pam Oct 11, 2018 at 9:26
• "Median" has a specific meaning in statistics/probability, and a specific meaning in anatomy, neither of which are correct here. Oct 11, 2018 at 9:30
• @Chappo Given a data set consisting of these three values, the value represented by the red bar would be the median. It's not the best word to use in this context though. Oct 11, 2018 at 9:33
• @nekomatic The best word to use in this context is the one you've offered. +1 for a good and well-presented answer :-) Oct 11, 2018 at 9:45