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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Weighted average vs. weighted mean

Is there a formal difference between weighted average and weighted mean? I get corrected to the latter if I type in the former in wikipedia, and then there is a lot of stuff about the name "average" ...
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Bound on deviation between arithmetic and harmonic mean?

It is well known that, if HM denotes the harmonic mean and AM the arithmetic mean, we have $$ AM(x) \ge HM(x) $$ Now I am dealing with the expression $$ \frac{1}{HM(x)} - \frac{1}{AM(x)} $$ A ...
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Sum and sum of average not matching

I'm struggling with the following problem. I have a table showing the % of a population that like (say) bananas in three locations, the population of each location, and the total population who like ...
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fast solve average

there are Indians and Europeans in an army of 12,000. the average height of Europeans is5'10" and that of Indians is 5'9" and the average height of entire army is 5'9,3/4. find out the number of ...
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Does missing a number from a set affect the average?

Firstly, apologies for an uninteresting title, and whether this is absolutely newbie maths. I'm a programmer, and when it comes to maths and me - the wheel is going, but the hamster is dead. On To ...
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Calculating the average of multiples and divisions

Imagine a number line that contains every value that is greater then (but not inclusive of) 0. The center of the line is 1. On the right side of the center(1), obviously, are all the whole and ...
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weighted average with exponential weighting

I want to create weighted average, where weights depend on value of number. If I want exponential weights is this regular? $average = \log_e(\frac{\sum_{i=1}^n e^{v_i}}{n})$ Isn't it just average of ...
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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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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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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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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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For N-day moving average, how is N parameter called?

I'm looking for a good name for the variable. Average window length? Sounds like a term for a glass cutter.
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Expected value of a multivariate distribution

Given this random vector: $$ \mathbf{x} = \begin{bmatrix} x_1 \\ x_2 \end{bmatrix} $$ And this probability distribution function that takes it as argument: $$ f_\mathbf{X}(\mathbf{x}) = ...
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Calculating new vector positions

I'm using the following formula to calculate the new vector positions for each point selected, I loop through each point selected and get the $(X_i,Y_i,Z_i)$ values, I also get the center values of ...
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Calculate vector position

I'm trying to calculate & move vertices to their average "radius" and form a circle from these new positions. Example: I have 8 vertices selected, I have a little script in Maya that will iterate ...
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Intuition calculating average price change

Given two products p1 and p2, each with a price per single unit and an amount per year. The question is to calculate the average change in price for both products combined. ...
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Calculating expected value

Here is the problem. In a game(shown below) with the marker in the center on each turn the marker moves to a neighbouring region with all positions equally likely and the player collects the cash ...
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How can I find the average y value of a function on a given domain?

Lets say that $f(x) = (10 - x)\ln x$. Over the domain: $1 ≤ x ≤ 10$. How can I find the average value of $y$ over this domain and what is that value?
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Derivative of a 'weighted average' of decreasing fractions

I'm having some trouble showing the following statement (which intuitively seems to hold): Suppose I have a series of fractions indexed by $i$ , each of them a function of $N:f_{i}\left( N\right) ...
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Minimum Numbers to find the given average.

Average score of the player (sum of scores in all the games / no. of games) is given. How Can we find the minimum number of games the player should have played to achieve that average. scores are non ...
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Maximum Profit at which combination

A dealer deals only in colour TVs and VCRs . He wants to spend up to Rs.12 lakhs to buy 100 pieces. He can purchase colour TV at Rs. 10,000 and a VCR at Rs. 15,000. He can sell a colour TV at Rs. ...
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Error Metric which incorporates both mean & standard deviation of data in euclidean space

For simplicities sake (the actually problem is more complex)...Let say I have a set of n 3d points, whose position move over time. For all pairs, I have calculated the mean and standard deviation of ...
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Determining the error from a list of individual errors

I have a list of values each with a corresponding error. I can determine the average/mean of the list, but I'm not sure how to best calculate the error over the entire population. e.g. ...
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changing values ​​in a distribution without changing the average

I have a set of positive values and I need to increase or decrease this set by adding or reducing number of values. But I would like the mean of values is not altered much. Example: I have this array ...
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Use calculus to calculate the slope of a moving average line

I recently read a paper where it was stated that calculus was used to calculate the slope of a moving average line at a given point. Given that there is no real formula to differentiate with a moving ...
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math distribution of averages and distribution of standard deviation for comparison of bytes

Let me change my question: I have a sequence of 512 numbers (these 512 numbers can have a value between 0 and 255) (in computer mode these numbers can be between 00000000 and 11111111 (bits)). For ...
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For any base-$n$ number system, what is the average length of a number $\leq100$?

By this I mean the amount of symbols (bits / digits / etc. ) for any number from $0$ to $100$. I don't know whether this can be answered, I'm just asking out of interest - not homework or anything.
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Working out a parent percentage from child percentage

I am currently working on a performance indicator system for the number of reviews due on a bunch of document against the number that were due in that month as a percentage. There are several areas ...
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Average distance from center to random point in rectangle

I need to find average squared distance from center in rectangle. One edge is 2, other one is 1. On my understanding I need to find $$E[X^2+Y^2]$$ So I got ...
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Calculating Average Time based on Success Probability

Interns of company XYZ has to pass 2 training programs in sequence. So Program 2 can only be taken after an intern has done Program 1. Each program has a success rate of 40% and each program takes 3 ...
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Calculating mean (Average) of vector

I'm trying to calculate PCA (Principle component analysis) and part of the equation is to calculate the mean of a vector $v$ and subtract each element of $v$ by it's mean. However, is this in column ...
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Finding possible numbers to yield a certain arithmetic mean (average)

I'd like to know how I could find the possible numbers to yield a certain average number (arithmetic mean), given that: the arithmetic mean will be calculated from 20 integer numbers, each having a ...
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Average number of people required to find a pair with same birthday

I have to find the expected number of people required to find a pair with same birthday. This is what I tried: Assume that there are $M$ possible birthdays, then following the definition for expected ...
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CAGR, log of negative numbers

I am trying to calculate the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of a number of companies using the Geometric mean of the annual growth of their EPS. Some of the EPS values are negative(loss making) ...
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Deal or No Deal: Arithmetic, Median or Geomtric mean?

I'm trying to decide which type of mean is best to use when playing Deal or No Deal (in terms of comparing it with the Banker's offer). I realise the standard answer would be the arithmetic mean, but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Weighted Average of Percentage Increases

I believe I have quite a simple problem, but want clarification on whether it is the best method to use. Say I have have insurance line, and the net income (£) from this business for 2011, 2012, 2013 ...
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How to calculate weight of positive and negative values.

We have used formula formula to calculate weight as, $$ w_1 = \frac{s_1}{s_1 + s_2 + s_3};$$ $$ w_2 = \frac{s_2}{s_1 + s_2 + s_3};$$ $$ w_3 = \frac{s_3}{s_1 + s_2 + s_3};$$ However, their is ...
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How to measure the time-decayed rate of independent event

I have events arriving in a software system at a variable rate. Imagine these events are, say, hits on a website. I'd like to periodically report on the rate of arrival of events over a number of ...
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weighted average

I'm not sure the correct term for my problem is weighted average. But let me explain. I've conducted a survey where participants answer on a scale betweeen $1$ and $7$. The questions fall into three ...
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How to find the average in the given labels?

I generated 11 random variables follow the Poisson distribution. I used lambda equal to 5. The data that I got is following : 0.00673794699908547 0.0336897349954273 0.0842243374885683 ...
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How to figure out that 95 pecentile of time calls came back within certain milliseconds

I am working on a project in which I am supposed to do profiling on our REST Service. And after that figure it out how much is the ...
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Deconvoluting linear combinations of unknown distributions

Summary I am trying to deconvolute the distribution $T(x)$ of a population's $x$ parameter into sub-distributions ($P(x)$, $Q(x)$, $R(x)$ ...), of which I don't know the form (only that they have ...
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Generating statistics from data samples, that are of snapshots.

My question is part math part computers but I need more of the math answer then a computer answer. I am going to be grabing snapshots of a moment of time on how a computer is performing. Because of ...