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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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Average transformation matrix?

I have several estimates of the transformation matrix between two planes and some values that give some indication of the error involved in the estimate. How can I use this information to gain the ...
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Compute average and maximum value of a field over a streamline

I'm working on a code solving a set of PDEs. I have a vector field, $\vec{v}(x,\theta,z,t)$ (it's a velocity) and a scalar field, $c(x,\theta,z,t)$. I have a $2\pi$-periodicity in $\theta$. The ...
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Find spikes in data

I have some datasets and I need to find spikes in them. Imagine the data looks like trading data. If the spike is big enough, I need to log it, otherwise, proceed in the analysis. I tried with a ...
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Have averages, need variance

I have a large spreadsheet, generated by a colleague, that contains the results of $E$ experiments. For each experiment, he calculated the average of $M$ measurements. I need the calculate the ...
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Inference the time a process would take depending on the number of threads

I have several datasets consisting on: Number of threads n Start process time t1 Stop process time ...
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How can you calculate actual values when all you have is rolling averages?

Let's say you have a set of data that is rolling 6 month averages of the actual monthly data. Good data collection would mean you saved the actual values and then calculated the rolling averages, but ...
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Exponential average of logs

I'm working on a sound recognition algorithm where an "exponential moving average" is used for "adapting" to sound levels. It turns out that taking an average of logs works better than simple sums ...
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How can I compare two averages of imperfect measurements, with their std. deviations?

I have a process by which I measure the times it take to do something, (run some code), and this time varies, a lot. I'm trying to optimize this code, making small changes that sometimes have small ...
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Are these two approaches to calculating return rate mathematically consistent?

I have coded two C# programs, which use two different approaches to evaluate the outcome of a certain casino-style game (casino-style in the sense that the user pays points to take a turn, and ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Moving average with negative values

I want to calculate the radius of curvature of a meandering river. I have done a first estimated using a tool in arcgis. These are the results. The values of -99999 are recorded for points of no ...
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Averaging of a product of fast oscillating function and slow oscillating one

Let's have a product of fast oscillating function and some slowly oscillating function: $$ F(\mathbf r) =f(kz)g(\mathbf r), \quad f(kz) = cos^{2}(kz),sin^{2}(kz). $$ I want to average this quantity ...
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Is this a proper formula for return rate?

Suppose we want to find the return rate of a casino game. For example, if a player brings 1000 USD to the game, pays a total cost of 1000 USD to play the game, regardless of the amount won (I will ...
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For what kind of a profile will the average of the square be greater than the square of the average by a factor of 2?

For a dependent variable, say $\textit{A}$ and independent variable, say $\textit{t}$, what kind of a profile/graph will $\textit{A(t)}$ trace if the condition below is satisfied. ...
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Application of Statistics in Sports Pool Selection

I am looking for the best mathematical approach for my hockey pool selection based on statistics from the previous season. We are 8 participants. Each participant must select: 9 Forwards 4 ...
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What is the confidence level of a curve fitted moving average forecasting next element in time series?

Suppose I got a time series X={X1,X2,X3,...,Xn}, and i got a Moving Average of any kind, it doesn't matter. The moving average is curve fitted to the timeseries of n elements, to fit exactly and most ...
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Compute mean of a set from a biased sample

I want to compute the average of an unknown set $S$ containing real numbers. I can take arbitrary large number of samples from $S$, but the samples are not uniform, meaning that some numbers are ...
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About Bayesian formula and rating system

I'm building a scoring system with score from 0 to 5) and I would like to sort products according to the number of reviews and their scores. After some research on the Internet I have found two ...
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How does an increase in the order count in a conditional mean model affect the model?

How does an increase in the order count in a conditional mean model affect the model ,especially the effect on its filtering capacity, smoothness, lag ; while also its forecasting ability. By ...
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Unweighted Mean of Percentages

I have come across an interesting problem, which I'm sure there must be a standard solution to, but lots of Googling hasn't yielded much (which may mean I'm well off track...). I am trying to ...
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The use of Weighted arithmetic mean to determine the extent to which the data correspond

I don't know when I can ask such question, because it is not a completely mathematic question. I have a text and a topic (single word). I want to check how much this text corresponds to the topic. ...
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find the no. of wagons need to be attached

The speed of an engine is proportional to the square root of the number of wagons attached to it. Without any wagons attached to it the speed of the engine is 60km/hr. With 16 wagons attached to it ...
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Problem of EOQ under conditions of uncertainty

I have solved the following problem for one half. Please help me to solve it full. A restaurant offers, at noon, only one menu at a fixed price of Euro 15. The cost of each meal is 12 Euros. From the ...
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Average and Standard Deviation for Angular Values

I'm trying to characterize an inexpensive accelerometer that provides (roll, pitch, yaw) values by generating basic running statistics (mean and standard deviation). But I'm unfamiliar with ...
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What is this called specifically?

Imagine you take a radius from the center of the shape, you add up all of the lines as it rotates 360 degrees. The radius is measured from its point of rotation, like (0,0) in Cartesian coordinates,to ...
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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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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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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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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 prove the integral function with cosine is increasing

Prove that the following function is an increasing function on $x\in (0,1)$ when $n\ge2$. $f(x) = \int_0^{\pi} \frac{1}{(1-2x\cos\theta+x^2)^n} d\theta$
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Averages of sets adding to a constant

... Wow, I really need to learn how to make titles that make sense... I have a group of users each submitting a set of numbers. This set of numbers always totals $S$. The overall set looks something ...
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Getting the average of a serie of values

I am trying to smooth out a serie of values that represents tempo values, depicted in blue. The data comes from a tempo detection algorithm that as you might have guessed is not the best in town, the ...
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Calculate the value based on the number of people who assess the sheep.

I explain my situation. I have 30 sheep producing milk and 10 different customers that assess drinking it. To determine which of sheep milk is the best I would like to figure out how to establish a ...
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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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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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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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Averaging equation?

Is there any name for following averaging equation and how does it work? $$ y_{i+1} = (1-\alpha)\times y_i + x_i $$ I'm using it to average a signal, but I'm not sure am I interpreting the results ...
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Need algorithm to take “max” of scores, but with “quality” weighting

I have an application where I get a small number of scores from medical tests (the same test repeated a few times) and I need to combine them. Normally the highest score would "win" in this ...