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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What is the difference between the normal average and weighted average?

What is the difference?For what kind of purpose do we use the weighted average method?Why don't we instead always use the normal average method?and also,how to get the weighted average of some ...
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Time to extinction

Suppose that a population has a rate of extinction equal to $k \exp({-\epsilon N})$ where $\epsilon$ and $k$ are constant and $N$ is the population size. This also means that the time to extinction is ...
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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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Problem calculating the average power of a vector?

I am calculating the average power of a vector. I would like to compare the final expression with the simulation. However, they are not equal. Please help me to point out which steps are wrong. Thank ...
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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 ...
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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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Which average to use? (RMS vs. AM vs. GM vs. HM)

The generalized mean (power mean) with exponent $p$ of $n$ numbers $x_1, x_2, \ldots, x_n$ is defined as $$ \bar x = \left(\frac{1}{n} \sum x_i^p\right)^{1/p}. $$ This is equivalent to the harmonic ...
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Features of a Set Given Same Value for Maximum and Average

What else, if anything, can be said if the maximum of a set is equal to the average value in the set? If the average is equal to both the maximum and minimum then all the values are the same, but can ...
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Economics Marginal Cost and Average Cost

I am in Computer Engineering but this year the university gave me choice for two electives with one being Psychology and the other Economics...So this being my first economics course I am really ...
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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 normalize a slope?

Say I have two slopes and two averages for a sample: $m=4{,}000$ dollars/day, average $a=50{,}000$ $n=80{,}000$ dollars/day, average $b=700{,}000$ Graphically, $n$ is very ‘steep’ compared to $m$. ...
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Is the norm of the average $\le$ the norm of the max?

Given $\pmb X \in \mathcal{R}^p$, denote the elements of $\pmb X$ as $\pmb x_i$ for $i= 1, \dots, n$. Denote the $t(\pmb X)$ as the average of $\pmb X$ \begin{equation} \pmb t(\pmb X) = \frac 1 n ...
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How to establish this inequality: $(1-a)(1-b)(1-c) \geq 8abc$ for $a+b+c=1$?

Let $a$, $b$, and $c$ be positive real numbers such that $a+b+c = 1$. Then how to establish the following inequality? $$ (1-a)(1-b)(1-c) \geq 8abc.$$ My effort: Since $a+b+c =1$, we can write $$ ...
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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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Covariance Issue with a joint distribution

Here is the problem: Let $X$ and $Y$ be continuous random variables with joint density function: $$f(x,y) = \frac{8}{3}xy\text{ for }0 \le x \le 1\text{ and }x \le y \le 2x $$ I'm trying to find ...
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What is the most elementary proof of these inequalities?

Let $p$ be a non-zero integer, and let $x_1$, $\ldots$, $x_n$ be $n$ positive real numbers. Then we define the $p$-th power mean $M_p$ of these numbers as $$ M_p \colon= (\frac{x_1^p + \ldots + ...
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Proving that mean KDR in a videogame is one

This is not related to schoolwork. A friend of mine challenged me to prove that the mean KDR (assuming players can only die at the hands of other players) must always be equal to one. I have gotten ...
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How to find the average value of a discontinuous function

A car covers $\frac{1}{3}$ distance with speed $20\frac{m}{s}$ and $\frac{2}{3}$ with $60\frac{m}{s}$. What is the average speed over the entire interval? Due to the discontinuity of the function, I ...
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Comparing / Averaging two very different numbers

I have two examples called a and b. Each example has two scores: a: 0.5 and 0.001 b: 0.8 and 0.0001 If the higher score wins, then b wins when looking at the first set (0.8 > 0.5). But I also want ...
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What ratio of students in a 20-student class with total average of 17.06 got at least 17?

The maximum score is at most 20. The class has 20 students. For math exam the average of the whole class is 17.06. How many per cents of the class got at least 17 out of 20 in the exam?
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Average sum of seria

I need some help with the next question in probability: In the range {1,2,...,100}, someone picks randomly 15 different numbers, with the same probability for each number. What is the average sum ...
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Standard deviation of the weighted mean [duplicate]

How do you find the standard deviation of the weighted mean? The weighted mean is defined: $\bar{x}_w = \frac{\sum{wx}}{\sum{w}}$ The weighted standard deviation (since it is not specified, I take ...
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How should I calculate weighted average in this case?

If there is a product, whose price depends on its quality, and these price values are: [0.6; 1.1; 1.3; 2.0; 4.2; 21.6] Lets assume that there is some kind of a lottery, and I can by a ticket for it ...
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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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Unorthodox way of getting the average of two numbers

I can't believe the alternative method I just saw to calculate the average of two numbers: ...
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average and total average

why is it when I get the average of the column "per hour", it's different from the total?
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Problem about average of cos square (nt) where n is arbitrary

I often see people just say time average of cos^2(nwt) is 1/2, I want to know in what cases this is not valid? w is just the frequency, can be assumed as a constant. Assuming you are always ...
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Sum of averages vs average of sums

I have essentially a table of numbers -- a time series of measurements. Each row in the table has 5 values for the 5 different categories, and a sum row for the total of all categories. If I take ...
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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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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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What is to geometric mean as integration is to arithmetic mean?

The arithmetic mean of $y_i ... y_n$ is: $$\frac{1}{n}\sum_{i=1}^n~y_i $$ For a smooth function $f(x)$, we can find the arithmetic mean of $f(x)$ from $x_0$ to $x_1$ by taking $n$ samples and using ...
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Mean values using eigenvalues - how?

I thought the definition of the average value of $f(x)$ was $f* = \frac{1}{T}\int_0^T f(t)dt$ How do I get from this definition to the definition of the mean value of a function in terms of ...
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Approximate simple moving average knowing only previous SMA?

I know it's possible to calculate a regular average incrementally knowing the previous average, the next number and the number of items. But is this possible for a moving average of N items, at least ...
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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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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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Choosing two sets of values with the least difference between the averages of the sets

This is probably a simple Combination problem but I can't think of how to solve it in LibreOffice. I run multiplayer games along with seven of my friends, on two teams of 4 players each, for a total ...
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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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How do I find the average of a section of a curve?

I've done some research already and discovered that the formula I need to do this is $$\frac{1}{b-a}\int_a^b f(x)\;dx$$ With $a$ and $b$ being the start and end points of the section of curve I want ...
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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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Volume of a Part of a Triangular Prism Enclosed in a Sphere

I'm having trouble finding the volume of the shaded prism. I know how to calculate the volume by extending the height of this prism to create a triangular based pyramid, but I cannot get the same ...
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Average unused capacity of three capacity units

Let's say that there are 3 capacity units that have the following maximal capacities: ...
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How to calculate new mean if population is unknown?

I have three values Mean (population mean, not from sample) $\bar{x} = 3$ Number of elements in population (number of values in original set) $n = 15$ A new value $x_{(n+1)} = 7$ What is ...
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Why is an average of an average usually incorrect?

Can someone explain why taking an average of an average usually results in a wrong answer? Is there ever a case where the average of the average can be used correctly? As an example, let's say ...
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How to find the average value of $y = e^x$ between $x = e$ and $x = 2e$? [closed]

What approach would be ideal in finding the average value of $y = e^x$ between $x = e$ and $x = 2e$?
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Confusion with the definition of mean value

For some reason the formula for mean started to trouble me: $$\mu = \frac{1}{b-a}\int_a^b f(x)\:dx$$ The reason this confuses me a bit is because when I read this formula I read it as: ...
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Likelihood across multiple averages… Sorta

Hopefully my title isn't misleading... i'm not sure what this math problem is called, making searching for the answer quite difficult. Maybe someone can tag this question appropriately if you know the ...
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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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Calculate a Ranking Average

I got stuck to find a fair formula to calculate the average ranking of the itens that I found after consecutive searches, look: If I calculate the simple average of the item2 for example I get 1,33 ...
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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 ...