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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Working out averages for goals scored per football game

If for example I had a sample set of 11 football games. Of those 11 games, there were a total of 8 goals. So I can work out the average goals per game by ...
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Time series analysis, moving-average model, ARMA model

I'm reading documents about time series analysis, including Autoregressive–moving-average model, Moving average model, Wold's theorem, etc. The notation MA(q) refers to the moving average model of ...
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Is exponential decay a moving average filter?

I learned that a moving average filter is an FIR filter that gives the average of $N$ previous inputs, like this: $y_n = \sum_{i=0}^{N-1}\frac{x_{n-i}}{N}$ As a simple extension, it might be some ...
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Calculating Average “Productivity”

Let me apologise in advance if my terminology is incorrect or if what seems logical to me is completely nonsensical. I am an analyst without a mathematical background and have tried to self teach off ...
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Probable minimun of a set having only Maximum, Average and the number of values

I have a data set in which I am given the number of values, the average and the max, how can i work out the probable min value? Thanks
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What type of function is F?

Suppose that $ X= \{(x_1,d_1),(x_2,d_2),...,(x_n,d_n)\}$ where $x_i$ for $i=1,...,n$ are variable and $d_i$ for $i=1,...,n$ have constant values, then we define: $$F(X)= \sum_{i=1}^{n}(\frac{ x_i} ...
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Calculating percentage of range of values given total set members and average (review ratings)

Given the total number of members in an unknown data set, with values ranging from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of 5, is it possible to determine the probable percentage of values that fall within a ...
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Calculate portfolio weighted averages - smoothing curve

I'll first off apologize for not knowing how to ask this question properly, but I just can't come up with the right words which is likely why I can't find an answer. I have a fairly simple portfolio ...
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the average growth rate/ Calculate the annualized return for the entire period

The returns from an investment are $2\%$ in Year $1$, $5\%$ in Year $2$, and $21.8\%$ in the first half of Year $3$. Calculate the annualized return for the entire period. I know the average growth ...
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Factors that Impact a Weighted Average the Most

I am trying to determine how to calculate the factors that have the most significant impact on a weighted average. For example, let's say I am reviewing the number of patients that responded to a ...
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Weighted average of slope

I'm trying to find the weighted average of a temperature increase in a vessel. So, essentially the weighted average of a temperature over time. I'd like some input if this equation gets me what I'm ...
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Weighted rating value

I have a database consisting of clubs and its ratings people have provided them with. Currently, I am performing an average of the ratings based on a club and then sorting these averages ...
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Which is the default Standard Deviation Formula

I have to implement a test from research paper which says: As for testing criteria, standard deviation or min-to-90th percentile ( ) of large packets (1500 B) can be effectively used to find the ...
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Graphical Representation of the Risk over different aspects

I am having the Risk Factors which are from more than one assessment. want to show the Risk of the all assessment for year 2015 or any Month of 2015. all risk factors can be the part of any of the ...
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Weighted average of household size given number of households of each size

I hope this isn't too simple to bother you with, but this calculation is at the center of a dispute at work and I want to make sure I'm on solid ground here. To begin with, we know that the average ...
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Determine skewness if only mode and median given?

For a given set of data the mean is 10.5 and the mode is 9. What c an we deduce about the skewness of the data? A The data is positively skewed. B The data is negatively skewed. C ...
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Potential Reward Average

I'll try to get straight to the point. I'll be offering a reward system as part of a marketing scheme and it will be for a select amount of users who opt-in. What will be calculated is the overall ...
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What are the different ways to do a rating in a web application?

I tried to do an example using Bayesian Average in order to find the rating for 3 hotels. Following is my example, Hotel A 3 Votes/ 2 Star/ 1 Star,Rating- 3 Star Hotel B 1 Vote, Rating -5 Star ...
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Problem finding the median when using frequency tables

My question concerns finding the median from a frequency table. It only occurs if you have even amounts of data. My problem is this if I had 40 bits of data in a grouped frequency table the middle ...
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Unusual Weighted Average Calculation

Unfortunately I don't know the term for what exactly I'm looking for. I hope you guys can direct me. Problem at hand: Have a composite score for an employee performance, for example a score may ...
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Functions like EWMA

I have a problem in which a threshold triggers an event. I want to estimate that threshold dynamically as I get more information progressively. Exponentially Weighted Mean Average is one such ...
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sum of the log over the log of the count (Average of probablities)

I wondering if anyone has seen this "averaging" technique before, and what its advantages might be? The values being averages are probabilities and as such have a value of 1 or less. ...
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Number of meetings needed for everyone to know everyone

There are 100 people on an island. Each person has an unlimited number of name-tags with his name on it. (Everyone has a different name) When two people meet, each gives the other an unlimited number ...
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Reversing running average smoothing

This website claims to be able to obtain the original 1-hourly measurements of the Singaporean pollution standards index (PSI) signal, published here in the form of a 3-hourly running average signal. ...
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Is This a Weighted Average

I would like to know whether a weighted average can be defined as the product of the different values, to the power of their weights? Basically, I have this formula and I have to describe it in one ...
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Shop keeper mixes 3 varieties of wheat?

A shop keeper mixes 3 varieties of wheat costing ₹12, ₹14 and ₹17 per kg. Which of following represent ratio of mixing of varieties if the mixture is sold at ₹15 per kg and he gains 20% profit ? $ (1) ...
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Finding the weighted mean with varying errors

Simply enough, I've a set of numbers with varying errors: 2.02 +- 0.10 , 2.26 +-0.30 , 3.24 +- 0.30 , 3.33 +- 0.30 , 3.92 +- 0.30 , 4.02 +- 0.10 I'm certain there's a simple formula to compute the ...
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Averaging percentages of events occuring

You have $8$ possible events that could occur in a given day. Out of $21$days, only one event occurred once, two and three events occurred $9$ times each, four events occurred once and seven events ...
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Can the norm of a convex combination of vectors be greater than the norm of their sum?

Can the norm of a convex combination of vectors be greater than the norm of their sum? Or is it always the case that: $|| \sum_i w_i x_i || \leq \sum_i w_i \;|| \sum_i x_i || $ (for positive ...
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Dividing a segment into intervals. [duplicate]

I want to divide a segment of unit length into three intervals by selecting two distinct arbitrary points on the line segment. If I do this, what is the expected value of the smallest/shortest ...
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How to calculate the average x-coordinate of a region?

I have a region in the x-y plane. Now I randomly select a point inside or on the boundary of the region. What is the expected value of the x-coordinate of my point? I.e. If I perform this operation ...
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Calculating the average of percentages from fields which have a “weight” multiplier applied.

This is for some software I'm writing. I have a number of fields, all of which have a score input which allows a percentage of 0-100. Each field has a "weight" property, which determines its ...
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Define temperature by clustering with math operators

I can´t figure out how to cluster the temperature for the weather in 3 optimal cases: hot, mild, cold My data contains: air temperature(the average daily value), max air temperature(highest daily ...
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Finding average as well as impact of quantity

I am new to this site, I am basically a developer and stuck at a logical mathematics portion. I have polarity of people sending email, so suppose p1 sent mail and mathematical polarity came out to be ...
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How can I calculate percent error with a denominator of 0? [duplicate]

I am using the MAPE formula, ABS(actual-forecast)/actual *100, but this raises problems when the actual values are zero. Is it possible to add 1 to the denominator and calculate this way? Would I get ...
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what is the difference between statiscal averagre and average?

I'm reading a book on synthetic aperture radar and it is said that: The term $\sigma^{\circ}$ is the averaged radar cross section per unit area, also called the scattering coefficient or ...
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How to show monotonicity of this weighted average?

I have a sequence of positive and increasing (in all of its arguments) functions , $\{f_i(x_1, x_2, \dots, x_M)\}_{i=1}^M$. I also have: $$ ...
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Understanding the convolution as a weighted average to eliminate noise $ s(t) = \int x(a) w(t-a) da$

I was reading Yoshua's Bengio [book][1] on convolutional neural networks and it has small section that described/explains the convolution in the context of estimating the location of a spaceship with ...
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Moving average where periods have unequal # of samples

I'm trying to compare a simple moving average approach to one that normalizes by the number of samples in a period to determine which is "more correct." Here's a representative piece of the data: ...
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Five-year Annual Average vs five-year Weighted average maintenance costs for two car types

If we are comparing maintenance costs (M$) per mile (M$/m = Mtype) of two car models over a 5 year period, where the number of cars that are type (a) is much less than type (b), and the number of type ...
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Weighted Average Distance between 3 or more points

I'm trying to find out the average point between 3 or more points, given each distance that the end point is away from each of the other points. With 2 points it's easy, I believe the formula should ...
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List of graph data points, need accurate calculation/estimate formula for excel

So I'm working on a small project that will use a calculation in excel, I'm nearly there and the only piece missing is being able to accurately estimate a data point from the following set of data ...
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compute a value based on goegraphic range from measuement devices

Today is one of those days when the correct method to calculate this escapes me. I have 3 fixed points on a map where measurement devices are located. These all track the same transmitters. A mobile ...
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Explaining this inequality

In a proof I was working on today, I assumed this equation was true which lead to devastating results $$ \sqrt{\bar{x^2}} =\bar{\lvert x\rvert} $$ For instance, given the data 0 and 2, the left hand ...
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The validity of dividing an average cost by an average duration?

Let's say you wanted to calculate, for example, the average (i.e. mean) cost per day for a hotel to accommodate a tourist. If only aggregate cost data is available, is dividing the average cumulative ...
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How do you calculate the weighting towards an average?

I guess in a way this is like calculating a weighted average, only backwards, i.e. from the average, we want to calculate the weightings Lets say there are two people A and B A's average call time ...
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How to calculate a weighted average over a closed surface ?

I'd like to understand a bit more the following problem. Suppose a potato shape (say a 3D volume bounded by a 2D surface), and define $n$ the normal vector to its surface, with components $n_i$. ...
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Rate Times Distance Problem with Averages

On your drive to Hoover Dam, you maintain an average speed of 50 miles per hour on the way up. Returning home, you are only able to average 45 miles per hour because of heavy traffic. What is your ...
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Average Price Paradox

How can "owning 10 shares of ABC bought for average price of 2 per share" be an equivalent position to "owning 10 shares of ABC bought for average price of 6 per share"? Scenario A A1. Cash = 120, 0 ...
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How to find the average velocity of blood?

The velocity $v$ of blood that flows in a blood vessel with radius $R$ and length $L$ at a distance $r$ from the central axis is $$v(r) = \frac{P}{4\eta L}(R^2 − r^2)$$ where $P$ is the pressure ...