Definition: The (arithmetic) mean of some values is the sum of all values divided by the number of values.
See also median, mode, midrange.
Note: The mean of 1, 1, 3, 50, and 60 is 23. (1 + 1 + 3 + 50 + 60) / 5 = 23.
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Entry modified 15 March 2006.
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Paul E. Black, "mean", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 15 March 2006. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/mean.html