Malaru
Joined: Mar 22, 2010
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September 19th, 2014 at 8:48:22 AM permalink
I was thinking about finding a 'middle ground' number for a group of numbers. Well, there is an 'avrage/mean' and there is a median... but i started to think about what if you averaged out those two numbers. Is there a term for this number?

Avg of group A = Z
median of group B = Y

(Y+Z)/2 = X ... Is there already a word/term for X? .. and a small idea started in my head that if you were to take a list of numbers, and ask a random person to give you a best guess avg of that list of numbers that it would come out closer to this X mark then the real avg (Z) - because the brain picks up more weight to the median of the list. Just an idea I was thinking on- no research or anything.
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MangoJ
Joined: Mar 12, 2011
• Posts: 905
September 20th, 2014 at 9:22:34 AM permalink
Who cares about names in math?

Name it "average-A-median-B" number. Name it the "Malaru average". Math is about concepts, not about names.
Dieter
Joined: Jul 23, 2014
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September 20th, 2014 at 11:19:46 AM permalink
Quote: Malaru

Avg of group A = Z
median of group B = Y

(Y+Z)/2 = X ... Is there already a word/term for X?

More importantly, when do you find yourself using this?
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