How Do You Find The 'Mean' Of Something In Mathematics?


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Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
The process is quite simple and to find the mean of something you just need to add the amount of data that you have and then should divide them by the number that represents the number of data in the calculation. You can understand the concept well with the use of following example: If you are told to find the mean of 11, 15, 16, and 19. What you should do is to add all these numbers and then divide the result by 4 as it is 4 that represents the number of data size. The result of the addition stands at 61 and when you divide it by 4 the result you will get is 15.25. So the mean of all these numbers is 15.25.

Sometimes the word has is use in statistics also and there though the basic theory is same, it apply some complex process.
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Anonymous commented
when finding the mean on a line graph, do you only add the numbers with data? Or....Do you add up all the numbers?
ravi varma Profile
ravi varma answered
To find out the mean:
1. Add all the numbers (on a scratch piece of paper if needed.)
2. After you have added the numbers correctly, count how many numbers there are
(for example: 2, 3, 5, 4, 1 there are 5 numbers, right.)
3. Now divide the number of how many of the numbers you have by the sum
(For example: 15 (sum) divided by 5,(how many of the numbers) the answer would by 3)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
You add all the numbers together and divide by how many there are.
Hope it helps!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Add your numbers together and divide by how many numbers there are. Mean is another word for average :)

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