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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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is this or (when) does this equality hold for weighted power series

$s_n=\sum _{k=0}^n a_k$ for every $n$ and $x\in(0,1)$. Let $p=(p_n)$ is a sequence of nonnegative numbers with $p_0>0$ s.t $P_n= \sum_{k=0}^{n}p_k \rightarrow \infty$ as $n \rightarrow \infty$ ...
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Estimator of Absolute Error?

Given $X \sim B(n, p)$, we know that $\hat{p} = X / n$ is the obvious estimator for unknown parameter $p$, and the following quantity $$\frac{\hat{p}(1-\hat{p})}{n-1}$$ has the property that its ...
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Algorithm for finding lowest average grade difference

Given a class with n boys and n girls, in which the girls recieved the grades P1,...,Pn, and the boys recieved the grades S1,...,Sn in an exam, find a pairing of girl-boy in a way that minimizes the ...
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Difference between $\sum_{i=1}^{k}{\frac{s_i}{kn_i}}$ and $\frac{\sum_{i=1}^{k}{s_i}}{\sum_{i=1}^{k}{n_i}}$

I am getting confused at how to calculate the average probability. Suppose we repeat a kind of binary survey $k$ times each of which was done on a completely separate sample group. For each $i^{th}$ ...
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Normal Distribution with Regards to Time and Percentages

The length of time for students to complete a test is found to be normally distributed with mean 70 minutes and standard deviation 12 minutes. How long should the time for the test be if we wish for ...
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The Exponential decay.

I am studying semiconductor physics. there is a paragraph about Drude model in E.spenke's book "Electronic semiconductors" page 259 in art §9: "if on the average, a time $τ$ elapses between two ...
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Help with my math problem, New Average with a number deleted

A set of consecutive integers were written down: $1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ... x-1, x, x+1, ... n-2, n-1, n$ One number, $x$, is deleted. The arithmetic mean of the remaining numbers is $602/17$. What does ...
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find the average of a student [closed]

Five students in a closed room want to find average of their exam scores without revealing their personal score to each other. How can they do it? Hint: they can write something on paper and pass it, ...
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Calculate average speed with unknown variable accelaration

I am in the middle of a vehicle tracking project where I have to calculate the distance traveled by the vehicle in a given amount of time. Data I am getting: ...
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Minimum sample size to obtain population mean?

Knowing the average of a population, how could I evaluate an expected sample average based on k_sample? Data Info: Variance and standard deviation: $\sigma^2= 0.18500975256337462$ ...
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Average of percentage of 2 numbers.

If I have 24081 items sold at 45% off. and 11386 items sold at 60% off. What is the average percent off for all items sold? Thanks for your help in advance! Craig (This is not homework :) )
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Vote “0-10” dignity.

I have this problem very difficult for me to solve. I have a company and some employees. Each of them expresses an opinion on some apples of varying quality. The vote can be: ...
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Normalizing data to a given value.

I would like compare the data by normalizing it to a given value. for example: [20,30,40,50,60,70] How do I normalize the given set of elements to its first value, ...
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Arithmetic, Geometric, Harmonic Means

There are situations in which just one of the arithmetic, geometric, and harmonic means are appropriate to use an the other two are meaningless. Is there any situation which more than one of these ...
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Average of angles by minimizing the squared distance.

I understand the answer the general method to find the average of a set of angles given here. I am trying to understand an answer given on stackoverflow (by Nimble) stackoverflow which considers cases ...
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Average data output from randomized data input?

Apologies about the title, I am not sure exactly how to word it. Currently I am receiving data from a Bluetooth Low Energy peripheral (RSSI in dB). Even if both the receiving device and the ...
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How to find “approximate most common” value from a list of RGB values

I have about 50 equally sized photos of magazine covers, which I'm attempting to blend into one composite image that shows the "average" cover. Each of the covers has a single face on it, so the ...
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Average of an exponential over Dirichlet probability distribution on the (n-1)-simplex

Any idea how I can solve this integral for arbitrary integer $n$ ($n \geq 2$) with real non-negative coefficients $\{s_i\}_{i=1,..,n}$: $I(s_1,...,s_n):= \int_0^1 dx_1 ...\int_0^1 dx_{n}\,\, e^{ ...
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cal average speed

the following table represents the number of miles traveled per day by a hiker on his week-long excursion. Find the hiker's average speed in miles per day in the latter half of the week(days 4-7) Day ...
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The Average Speed of an object

I'm pretty sure this has more to do with fundamental Math than Physics and that is why I'm asking this here rather than Physics.SE Imagine some object travelling along a straight path from point $A$ ...
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Inverse Percentage.

Sorry for asking this foolish question. Here is the data i have. I purchased the product as $5 and additional fee is 2%. So Here is the total dollor ...
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Set of Points into Two Groups with Same Average?

What kind of algorithm using MATLAB or done by hand will allow someone, given a set of data points, to divide them into two groups with as close of an average as possible?
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Doubt on an Adaptive algorithm used for Voice Activity Detection

Recently in the task of implementing a adaptive energy algorithm for VOICE ACTIVITY DETECTION ,i came across an algorithm which is working properly and well but the problem is i am not able to ...
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Predicting future use.

I am in need of a formula that I can use to predict future use of a specific unit. You can think of the unit as how much electrical current is flowing in a wire. It varies a lot during the course of ...
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Average of several harmonic means

I would like to know if it is possible to calculate the mean and the standard deviation for several harmonic means. More specifically, I have 20 harmonic means. And every harmonic mean was calculated ...
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Are there any side effects of changing an alpha value on an existing exponential moving average?

I am designing an adaptive smoothing filter using an exponential moving average. However, instead of using a fixed alpha value I would like to use an incrementally increasing alpha value so that the ...
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Mean/ Expected Value of $X^4$

$\def\Var{\mathop{\rm Var}}$Can anyone help me prove that Expected Value of $X^4$ is $3\Var(X)^4$, if the Expected Value of $X$ is zero and $\Var(X)$ is the Variance of $X$? Thanks!
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Average value of recurrent function.

Given a function f(x) = a*f(x-1) where a is a number between 0 and 1, what is the average value of ...
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Game of bullets

Lets say with have a game with 10 targets. In each turn the participant shoots X number of different and random targets, where X is a random whole number between 0 and 10 (included). Game ends when ...
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what “average” to use that will give the most relevant value f0r portfolio

My assignment requires me to find return on capital, industry wise for the loan portfolio classified into various industry/sector, the data fields are : ... Name of account|industry|Outstanding ...
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Geometric Mean of an Interval

Is there any way to calculate one? If it't not clear what I mean, here's an example: Starting with an initial value, keep multiplying it by some random amount on the interval [1, 2] at regular ...
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Bar Mean vs Bracket Mean

I know that the standard representation for the average of a data set: $$ \bar{x} = \frac{1}{N} \sum_{i}^N{x_i} $$ I have also ran into an average denoted as $\langle x \rangle$. This notation is ...
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Is $x_1^{\alpha_1} + \dotsb + x_n^{\alpha_n}\geq x_1^{h/n}\dotsb x_n^{h/n}$ an example of power means?

I learned here that there is a relation between weighted means of the form $x_1^{\lambda_1}\dotsb x_n^{\lambda_n}$ and $(\lambda_1 x_1^r + \dotsb + \lambda_nx_n^r)^{1/r}$, namely that the former is ...
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Why is the $0$th power mean defined to be the geometric mean?

Mentioned in the wikipedia article, the $0$th power mean is defined to be the geometric mean. Why is this? I understand that a convenient consequence is that the means are ordered by their exponent. ...
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How do you determine the “average” of a certain value?

I have checked out the Wikipedia article, but it's too complicated for me. Also, this definition: constituting the result obtained by adding together several quantities and then dividing this ...
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What's the average distance between two discs in the plane?

Consider two discs in the plane of radius $r$ and $s$, with centers separated by a distance $l$. If we choose a point uniformly at random from each disc, what is the expected distance between the two ...
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Statistics Range from x to y find average

The problem state that: Quantity A: The integer ages of the three children range from 2 to 13, and no two children are the same age. The average of all three children. Quantity B: 10 Compare A and ...
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Estimating $\sum_{k=1}^N a_kb_k$ given the means $\bar a_k,\bar b_k$ and determining the error

I need to calculate the following expression: $$\sum_{k=1}^N a_k b_k$$ I know the average values of $a_k$ , defined as $\overline {a_k} = {\sum_{k=1}^N a_k \over N } $ and $b_k$ , defined as ...
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What is the average value of number-range along interval?

Given a finite range of real numbers $$x = x_0,x_1,x_2,...,x_n$$ and an interpolation function $f(c), c\in[0..1]$ (such that e.g. $c(0)=x_0$, $c(1)=x_n$), and an interval $$I =[u,v], u\in[0..1], ...
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Average and aggregate values with a distribution function

I'm reading an economics paper and I'm trying to understand if a statement made by the author is an assumption or the consequence of a previous definition. The part I don't understand is the ...
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Average Proofs, where $n\ge 2$ is greater than the average of real numbers

Prove that at least one of the real numbers $a_1; a_2;... a_n,$ where $n \ge 2$, is greater than or equal to the average of these numbers. I'm stuck on how I am supposed to prove this. Honestly ...
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Probability question help

A company that sells annuities must base the annual payout on the distribution of the length of life of the participants in the plan. Suppose the distribution of male participants' lifetimes is ...
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I have a mean and a desired range for a normal distribution, how do I discover what standard deviation I need?

I have a mean and a desired range for a normal distribution, how do I discover what standard deviation I need? I may not be using the correct terminology so here's a graph: Based on this, if you ...
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Estimate the true mean: given only measurements above a known threshold

I have a computer-generated logfile which shows events which took longer than a particular time threshold (say 1 second for the sake of argument): if I measure the mean of these measurements, it seems ...
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find new average if removing one element from current average

Ok, so say that I have a current rating average: 3.3/5 Now I want to say to remove a rating of 4. How do I find the new average? Or is this even possible?
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Difference between $\frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=0}^n \frac{b_i}{a_i+b_i}$ and $\frac{\sum_{i=0}^n b_i}{\sum_{i=0}^n a_i + b_i}$

Consider scenario like this: each user can add movies. each user can rate movies he added. I want to know how many movies average user has unrated (as in average percentage). Let's translate this ...
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About a special way to find the average waiting time to get a sequence

A friend of mine taught me the following question: You have a coin. When you toss it up, heads you note $1$, tails you note $0$. Then, tossing it up repeatedly, let's find the average waiting time to ...
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Expected average of number of tiles empty

I have a grid of 3x4 and every tile on the grid has a corresponding chance of being empty. This chance is given. For example, consider the following grid: $$ \frac{14}{15} \frac{1}{3} \frac{8}{13} ...
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Why should ${\sum_1^n {s_i} \over \sum_1^n {t_i}} = {n \over \sum_1^n{t_i \over s_i}}$? (harmonic mean)

I realized it reading about computer performance. This identity is presented there with words: dividing total distance by total time, you arrive at average execution rate on the left. On the right, ...
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Bringing numbers in a set closer together

I'm trying to express the relative scale of items compared to an "average" scale for all items in the set. This produces values like { 0.5, 1.8, 0.3, 1.2 ... } I then wish to use this number to ...