ARTHMETIC MEAN

  1. Calculation: The arithmetic mean, often referred to as the average, is calculated by
    summing up all the values in a dataset and dividing the sum by the
    number of values.
  2. Formula: Arithmetic Mean (A) = (X₁ + X₂ + … + Xₙ) / n
    o where X₁, X₂, …, Xₙ are the individual values in the dataset, and n is the
    number of values.
  3. Nature: The arithmetic mean is sensitive to extreme values (outliers). A single
    unusually high or low value can significantly affect the mean.
  4. Common Use: It is commonly used for simple averaging in everyday situations, such as
    calculating the average score in a class or the average temperature over a
    period. Geometric Mean:
  5. Calculation: The geometric mean is calculated by multiplying all the values in a dataset
    and then taking the nth root, where n is the number of values.
  6. Formula: Geometric Mean (G) = (X₁ * X₂ * … * Xₙ)^(1/n)
  7. Nature: The geometric mean is less sensitive to extreme values compared to the
    arithmetic mean. It is a useful measure for situations where the relative
    magnitudes of values are significant.
  8. Common Use: It is often used in finance to calculate the average rate of return on an
    investment over multiple periods.
    Harmonic Mean:
  9. Calculation: The harmonic mean is calculated by taking the reciprocal of the arithmetic
    mean of the reciprocals of the values in a dataset.
  10. Formula: Harmonic Mean (H) = n / [(1/X₁) + (1/X₂) + … + (1/Xₙ)]
    here X₁, X₂, …, Xₙ are the individual values in the dataset, and n is the
    number of values.
  11. Nature: The harmonic mean gives more weight to smaller values in the dataset. It
    is highly influenced by outliers, especially extremely small values.
  12. Common Use: It is commonly used in situations where the emphasis is on rates or ratios,
    such as calculating average speeds or average rates of return.

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