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## av·er·age

(av'ĕr-ij),
A value that represents or summarizes the relevant features of a set of values; it is usually computed by a mathematical manipulation of the individual values in a set to equalize them and determine a mean.
[M.E. averays, loss from damage to ship or cargo, fr. It. avaris, fr. Ar. 'awariya, damaged goods, + damage]

## average

(in mathematics) a value established by dividing the sum of a series by the number of its units.

## mean

Statistics
noun The sum of the values of all observations or data points divided by the number of observations; an arithmetical average; the central tendency of a collection of numbers, which is a sum of the numbers divided by the amount of numbers the collection.

Types
• Population mean (µ).
• Sample mean (x-bar).

Vox populi-UK
adjective Stingy; miserly; unwilling to share.

Vox populi-US

## average

Arithmetic average, arithmetic mean Statistics A measure of central tendency, calculated by the sum of all data points dividing by the number–n of data points. See Time-weighted average.

## av·er·age

(av'răj)
1. A value that represents or summarizes the relevant features of a set of values; it is usually computed by a mathematical manipulation of the individual values in a set.
2. Synonym(s): arithmetic mean.
[M.E. averays, loss from damage to ship or cargo, fr. It. avaris, fr. Ar. 'awariya, damaged goods, + damage]

## average

the sum of the values divided by the number of values. Called also arithmetic mean.

average daily gain
average daily increase in liveweight of an animal or group of animals. Measured by weighing on two dates and dividing the difference by the number of days between.
moving average
a series of averages over time, based on a constant number of values, by including the next installment of data, and excluding the oldest data. Used to reduce the variability of a series by calculating a new series based on the average of a constant number of values of the original series. Called also rolling average.

## Patient discussion about average

Q. What is the average weight of 11-year-old girl? My niece is very thin for her age. What is the average weight of 11-year-old girl?

A. It could have been easy for us to suggest you rightly if you had given the details of her actual weight. As an 11 year old, and determined on a poll at Sullivan, I came up with the results below.

5, 2-102- 110
5, 0- 97
4, 9 and lower - 85 pounds to 92

These are real results tested on real girls at 11 years.

Q. how much protein should the average male eat per day? Does it matter if the protein comes from vegetables, nuts, animals?

A. Your daily protein intake should be between 10% to 15% of your daily caloric intake. Here is a website that helps you calculate exactly how much protein you should consume according to your weight:
http://www.indoorclimbing.com/Protein_Requirement.html

Q. I just want to get an average weight. Please help. Hi this is Devonate, I’m 17, 5'5" and weigh 240 but most of my weight is in my belly. I want to loose my belly fat. I hate to hang around. I have low-self esteem and I hate to look at me in the mirror. I just want to get an average weight. Please help.

A. you need to get active and eat healthier. consume natural unprocessed foods. eat fruit and veggies and lean meats. exercise wise, find something that you can enjoy doing for the rest of your life. biking walking, jogging are good for starters.

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The average down payment on an FHA mortgage in the second quarter was 7.
The average down payment in dollars was \$57,710 in the first quarter.
An average purchase price of \$291,428 and an average loan amount of \$232,527 in 2013 translated into an un-weighted average down payment of \$58,900, also the highest in terms of dollar amount of any year since 2004.
A New York Stock Exchange spokesman had earlier said that 'there were a number of erroneous trades' that took the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by almost 1,000 points, its biggest intraday loss since 1987, before paring the decline.
USA Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's two-day Winter Mixed Sale ended on Wednesday with the \$2,950 median down less than two per cent on 2009, the \$5,715 average down eight per cent, and the highest price paid for a horse at this sale (\$105,000, achieved in the first session) since 2007.
Siblings, parents, and significant others aren't terrible givers, he argues; it's the great aunts who are dragging the average down.
In general, when traders start having adverse movements against their position, many tend to increase the size of their position with the purpose to average down their entry price in one last attempt to recover from previous losses.
Investors dumped shares after a series of poor economic and corporate reports in the United States sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average down 2.
We can meet the intent of the legislation in terms of percentage improvement, but there's no way we're going to get the fleet average down to 130g/km.
Smaller homes, however, bring the average down, according to a report on Scotland's 20 most pricey streets by website House Price Reports.
The numbers have ranged from about 32,000 on Monday to 40,000 on Thursday but we are on average down about 1,700 a day," said a spokeswoman.

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