The sum of several numbers divided by their count nicely summarizes the overall size of the numbers involved in a single value.

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Average distance to a random point in a rectangle from an arbitrary point

I'm interested in the mean distance between an arbitrary 2D point, $(p, q)$, and a uniformly distributed point inside a rectangle defined by the lower left and upper right vertices $(x_0, y_0)$ and ...
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Minimum Value Given Average

I am struggling with this (very embarrassingly basic) minimization problem: I have the answer, which is great, but I'm oblivious as to how to go about solving this short of using calculus. The ...
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An upper bound for an average exponentiated weighted sum of a vector from $\{-1,1\}^n$

Suppose $\mathcal{S}=\{\mathbf{x}:\mathbf{x}\in\{-1,1\}^n\}$, that is, $\mathcal{S}$ contains all $2^n$ vectors of length $n$ containing -1 and 1. I am interested in the following average: ...
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Covering deficits with values with different weights

SO I have a couple of assessments with specific weights as follows: Assignment 1: 5% => Mark 60% Assignment 2: 5% => Mark 53% Assignment 3: 5% Assignment 4: 5% Test 1: 30% => 47% Test 2: 30% ...
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Why average until $n-1 \times n \simeq \sum^{n-1} + avg_{n-1}$?

I'm newbie in math and I want to understand it: let $A = \{a_1,...,a_n\}$ why $$(\frac{1}{n-1}\sum_{i=1}^{n-1}a_i)n \simeq (\sum_{i=1}^{n-1}a_i)+ (\frac{1}{n-1}\sum_{i=1}^{n-1}a_i)$$ Exists any ...
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Is it possible for it to be impossible to get to work on time? [closed]

This might sound like a homework thing but it's not - it's actually a thought I had as I sat in a traffic jam this morning on the way to work... The context of the problem is simply driving from your ...
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Selecting denominator for relative error margins

When looking at this page: http://floating-point-gui.de/errors/comparison/ there are values a, and b that are being compared ...
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How do I Adjust Dynamic Weighted Averages?

I am trying to create a formula in Excel that tries to create a weighted average score for a person. The only problem is that sometimes one or two of the components of the weighted average may not be ...
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Confusion (Averages)

I'm getting insanely frustrated with this. The average of $6$ numbers is $4$. A seventh number is added and the new average is $5$. What is the seventh number? How do I solve this algebraically? $6 ...
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Equation for the average of a known quantity of numbers

How would one express this in the form of an equation? The average of 500 numbers, each of which are between 2 and 50, is 7.5 And can it be graphed?
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Get the minimum value for multivariable

I need a way to calculate the very minimum of each variable for a grade average. Each grade variable have a weighing percentage (I don't know if it's the right term) The weighing sum must be the ...
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There are two cars…

Let's imagine a $6000 km$ stretch of road. Now, there are two cars $A$ and $B$, each with average speeds of $100km/h$ (for $A$) and $250km/h$ (for $B$) respectively. If $A$ is given a headstart of ...
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If my average speed is 50 mph, is it better to go 10% faster or 5 mph faster? (These are not the same)

BACKGROUND Suppose we have a journey between A and B where different sections of roads have different speed limits and our average speed is 50 mph. If when I repeat the journey I travel 10% faster ...
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Incremental averaging (different case)

I've seen the integer version $$m_n = m_{n-1} + \frac{a_n-m_{n-1}}{n}.$$ But how do I calculate it where there are amounts, which is $$A=[3, 5, 4]$$ and the corresponding quantities $$Q=[1.5, 2.5, ...
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alligation problem

Ravi lends Rs 3600 on simple interest to Harsh for a period of 5 years. He lends a part of the amount at 4% interest and the rest at 6% and receives Rs. 960 as the amount of interest. How much money ...
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Mean of a vector

Be a set of numbers $v=(a_1, a_2, \ldots, a_n)$ I want to form the following average vector $\mu = (\frac{\sum a_i}{n}, \frac{\sum a_i}{n}, \ldots, \frac{\sum a_i}{n})$. If I do it iteratively step ...
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Maximum and minimum average question

During a cricket match, India playing against NZ scored in the following manner: Partnership | Runs scored 1st wicket | 112 2nd wicket | 58 3rd wicket | 72 4th wicket | 92 5th wicket | 46 6th ...
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problem in understanding overall change in average

The average weight of 5 men is decreased by 3kg when one of them weighing 150kg is replaced by another person. This new person is again replaced by another person whose weight is 30 kg lower than the ...
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higher order schemes or curvature to be smoothed

I want to calculate the radius of curvature of a meandering river. I have done a first estimated using a tool in arcgis. These are the results. The values of -99999 are recorded for points of no ...
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Estimated wait time for a library book

A library has 20 copies of a book that circulates for 3 weeks. All copies are out and there 40 people on reserve ahead of me. How do I estimate the wait time?
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Basic algebra problem for weighted averages

This question has me completely stumped for some reason, I would appreciate a bit of help. If you have 20 pounds of coffee for $1.80 a pound And then add X amount of coffee for $1.44 a pound How ...
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Mean of a discrete function

I have a set of finite variables (~20) which when plotted are forming a decaying exponential function. I want to know is there a better way to calculate the average of this function than by just ...
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What is the meaning of |⋯| notation for an index subset?

I am currently working on a research project. In the attached image what does the capital $|I|$ and $|J|$ mean ?
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Average value of function that converges?

I have a function $f$ that converges to a value: $$ f(x) = 1−s−A \beta ^ x $$ Where $A \in \mathcal{R}$, and $0< \beta <1 $, $0< A <1 $ I want to get the average value of for $ x > ...
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Average of Numbers

Consider the following problem: if $a \leq b \leq c \leq d \leq e \leq f \leq 101$ and if average of these(a,b,c,d,e,f) numbers is 100 then what could be the least value of a?
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Averaging of a product of fast oscillating function and slow oscillating one

Let's have a product of fast oscillating function and some slowly oscillating function: $$ F(\mathbf r) =f(kz)g(\mathbf r), \quad f(kz) = cos^{2}(kz),sin^{2}(kz). $$ I want to average this quantity ...
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How can I understand a formula written in this format. I am a beginner.

$$\bar{l}(\mathcal{P},\mathcal{L}) = \sum_{j=1}^n p_j l_j$$ I have just started studying this module and it describes the equation as the the average length of the code. Can you please break ...
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In data compression this equation describes the 'average length' of the code. Can someone please explain?

$$\bar{l}(\mathcal{P},\mathcal{L}) = \sum_{j=1}^n p_j l_j$$ I have just started studying this module and it describes the equation as the the average length of the code. Can you please break ...
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What is the Term for the Center of Mass Equation Structure

What is the term for the generic structure of this form of equation: SUM(Mi * Xi) / SUM (Xi) It is the same as the center of mass calculation.
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Average speed question of a car on an oval track

On an oval track, a car averages $30$ M.P.H. (miles per hour) for the first lap (a lap is $1$ mile around the track). At what average speed must that same car drive the 2nd lap on that same track so ...
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Simplifying an indefinite integral representing the calculation of an average

I have an equation for a term $z_i$: $$ z_i = \ln\frac{a_iR+p_i}{T_o* tan\theta_i } $$ This represents a value in a grid, at location $i$, with the grid representing a geographic area. To get the ...
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A Percentage of Averages

A company brags about the speed of their service, "75% of our assignments are completed in an average of 20 days." Is this a meaningful claim? Or is it kind of like saying, "60% of the time, it ...
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How do i find weighted normal vector?

How do I find the weighted average of a normal vector. Heres a phrase from my book a weighted average might be used where the weights are determined by the areas of the polygons (e.g., polygons with ...
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Integral representing average value [closed]

Consider the average value of $e^{-(x-y)}$ on the square R of side 2, centered at the origin. Write a double integral representing this average value(but do not evaluate it.) Without evaluating this ...
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Probability of two normal random variables when random samples are taken from a population

This is sort of second section to my previous question, I should have included both together, but I forgot to. Sorry for any inconvenience. X= random height of a male Y= random height of a female X ...
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Probability of a normal random variable added to a number being greater than another normal random variable, and distribution of average

$X$= random height of a male $Y$= random height of a female $X$ and $Y$ are independent of each other For $x$, $\mu=180\text{ cm}$ and $\sigma^2= 16\text{ cm}^2$ For $y$, $\mu=170\text{ cm}$ and ...
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Is this a proper formula for return rate?

Suppose we want to find the return rate of a casino game. For example, if a player brings 1000 USD to the game, pays a total cost of 1000 USD to play the game, regardless of the amount won (I will ...
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Calculate the average as numbers arrive

So, suppose you have to calculate the average of a set of numbers, but you don't know the whole set yet. Someone is providing you one number after the other and you cannot use more than the current ...
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Are these two approaches to calculating return rate mathematically consistent?

I have coded two C# programs, which use two different approaches to evaluate the outcome of a certain casino-style game (casino-style in the sense that the user pays points to take a turn, and ...
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As stock prices travel down what formula would you use to break out of a position

Suppose you are trading stock and you do not enforce a stop loss. Instead, you allow the stock to go where it wants. At some point, the value of your stock has dropped significantly and when the ...
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Average question GRE

The average daily temperature from 9th to 16th January(both inclusive) was 38.6 C and that from the 10th to 17th January(inclusive) was 39.2 C. what was the temperature on 17th January? I am able ...
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Meaningful statistic measure of data pairs

I have a dilemma. I have pairwise data, (a,b), that represents some form of speed, whether it's miles/hour or megabits/second. Let's say that we have the following set of data from measuring the ...
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Funny problem. How to average over periodic numbers

I'm want to calculate the average day and respective month that a specific event happens in a sample of countries. So for each country I have the date (one per year) of the particular event. Now my ...
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statistics z score

I'm curious what the phrase "on average" means. Here is an example: On average, 30% were further than ___ kilometers away when they had their accident. Is $30\%$ a $z$-score or is it a mean? ...
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For what kind of a profile will the average of the square be greater than the square of the average by a factor of 2?

For a dependent variable, say $\textit{A}$ and independent variable, say $\textit{t}$, what kind of a profile/graph will $\textit{A(t)}$ trace if the condition below is satisfied. ...
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Fair distribution

I have an user, who received one score in 3 different things for example in A, B and C. I ...
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Find center of mass of triangle with varying density

My objective: Find the center of mass of a thin triangular plate bounded by the y-axis and the lines $y= 7x+3$ and $y= 36-4x$. Assume that the density is given by $\delta(x,y) = 7x+2y+2$. In ...
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Application of Statistics in Sports Pool Selection

I am looking for the best mathematical approach for my hockey pool selection based on statistics from the previous season. We are 8 participants. Each participant must select: 9 Forwards 4 ...
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Percentages not adding up

I have a series of percentages: 132/220 (60%) and 88/220 (40%). Now when I break them down into subcategories and then recalculate the percentages them come out 5% different. 81/140 (58%) and ...
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What is the confidence level of a curve fitted moving average forecasting next element in time series?

Suppose I got a time series X={X1,X2,X3,...,Xn}, and i got a Moving Average of any kind, it doesn't matter. The moving average is curve fitted to the timeseries of n elements, to fit exactly and most ...