Averages

Calculating Means

The mean is the type of average you will most often calculate in physics:

  • Add up all the numbers and divide by the number of numbers you have

Calculating Means: Example A

A quick worked example where the mean of some numbers is calculated.

Calculating Means: Example B

In this example the mean of some measurements is calculated.

Modes and Medians

There are two other types of average that you should also be able to calculate:

  • The mode is the value that appears most often

  • The median is the middle value of a set of data

Modes and Medians: Example

Calculating the median and mode of a set of data.

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