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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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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Average minimum distance

Let $\mathbf{u} =\begin{bmatrix}u_1 & u_2 & \dots & u_N \end{bmatrix}^T$ and $\mathbf{v} = \begin{bmatrix} v_1 & v_2 & \dots & v_N\end{bmatrix}^T$. All the elements of ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Calculating average customer turnover

I am currently coding a script which displays data for a company intranet. I am stuck with a question that seemed pretty simple, but turned out to give me headaches. We have the following scenario: ...
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Estimating a sample mean using sub-sample means

we collect a lot of data on a daily basis via an API, and part of this data includes fields that represent sample means. Specifically, we get provided with a sample mean and the sample size, lets call ...
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averaging STDs vs. calculating a single STD

I have a set of data points. I extracted the Standard Deviation for the whole set, and also extracted STDs for a partition of the points where each element of the partition has at least two points. I ...
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Taking averages

Suppose I have a function $f(\theta)$ that is a function of the angle $\theta\in [0,2\pi)$. Why is the average of $f$ over a large collection of randomly oriented objects: $$\int f(\theta)\sin ...
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Dynamic Light Scattering

In DLS does the combination of the Time Average and Ensemble Average give a better statistical average than the results shown by each case considered separately ?
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Variant of the modal average

I know that there are variants of the arithmetic mean and the median that are applicable to three dimensional data (centroid and medoid), but have not been able to find such a thing for the modal ...
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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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How to get the average of $a$, $b$ when all you know is the average of $a,b,c$ and the value of $c$?

I need to figure out some averages for some javascript I'm writing. The data I have is: I know the average of $a$, $b$ and $c$. I know the value of $c$. I do not know the values of $a$ and $b$. ...
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Getting Average

How excatly do I calculate the average? Can somebody explain step by step process of how to get an average? If I have an array of numbers (5, 3, 4, 3, 1) and so on. And I need to get the average of ...
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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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Effect of removal of numbers while calculating average

My question is , lets say we have the numbers 1,2,3,.....,n numbers . 2 consecutive numbers are removed. The avg of the numbers after the removal of numbers be m let the numbers removed be k,k+1 ...
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Is this a weighted average/percentage problem?

Let's say a Marketing company has a total turnover of 10000 \$ There are 3 salesmen A,B,C with the following turnovers A = 2000 $ B = 3000 $ C = 5000 $ Now, ...
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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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Working with average numbers and finding unknown variables?

There is this question I was approached with and I am absolutely stumped on where to even begin to solve it. It goes like this: Based off the following 4 equations, find the average of $x_1$, $x_2$, ...
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given average score,find the selected numbers

Suppose average score of 46 scores selected from 1,2,3,4,5 is 1.65.Is there any way to find out which are the scores that are selected.
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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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Computing the average difference in a list of numbers

I have a list of numbers 280, 449, 689, 959, 1360, 1740, 1139 so there is between 289 and 449 is a distance of 169 and then between 449 and 689 a distance ...
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Help with question about Normal distribution

The heights of people at some city is $N(\mu,\sigma^2)$. 25% of the people are above 176 cm. and 20% are below 165 cm. How do I found $\mu,\sigma^2$? We choose randomly a group of 100 people. What ...
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Average value calculation

A company has 2 mines: A and B. The production per person in mine A was 22,6 tons last year, and 27,9 tons in mine B. Last year 60% of the total production came from mine A. The question is the total ...
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Is there a formula for finding the series of numbers based on an average.

So I am working on a program that does a scrolling effect. the image is 1200pixels wide, and each time it scrolls, it should move an average of 2.67 pixels. However I am using a function that does not ...
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Should you average or add together daily bank balanace averages?

I work in the finance field and I am looking at average balances on bank statements balances. When I have more than 1 bank statement I need to reflect the overall average balance between the ...
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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 ...
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What is a simple formula to interpolate 2 unknowns between 2 knowns?

What is a simple formula to find 2 intermediate values between 2 known values? f(1)=a, f(2)=?, f(3)=?, f(4)=b If there would be only 1 unknown, then it would be ...
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Weighted average of two frequencies

This should be really simple but I'm getting stuck and I'm probably extremely dumb.. I know that a machine receives two kind of parts: Type 1 -> with frequency 50 per week, each one is processed for ...
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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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How to compute Final Grade with assignment weightings?

I have just finished the Final for my Computer Hardware course, and I'm trying to figure out where my grade currently stands. The way the class is broken up is 50% weight for the homework, 25% for the ...
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How to solve averages without using formula

For the question, "The average of $30$ numbers is $40$ and that of other $40$ numbers is $30$. Find average of all numbers.", the options given are: $35$ $34$ $34\frac{1}{2}$ $34\frac{2}{7}$ I ...
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Probability static area is greater than variable area

I have a rectangular section of constant height and length and I choose a random starting point anywhere along its length. From the randomly chose starting point, I first add ...
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Average value for multiple integrals

If there is a function $f(x,y)$ and we want to find the average value over a region $R$ defined by $0<x<1$ and $0<y<x$, how is that computed? I know that it would be something like this: ...
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Help with finding the arithmetic mean of all the radii from the center to the edge of an ellipse?

So far I approached this problem computationally, I decided to take all the radii add them up, by distance formula, then divide by the number of radaii. To make the distribution even, I rotated the ...
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Calculating average value of points over a period of time

I have several values plotted over a period of time on a line graph. The length of time between values is not uniform (i.e. one value could be 3 days after the one before, which itself could be 2 ...
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Mean squared [X] or Mean [X] squared?

If I have two functions, as below, which one is "Mean [X] squared" and which is "Mean squared [X]"? Would I be correct in saying the former is number 1 and the latter is number 2? Thanks in advance ...