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# Difference between "average" and "mean"

Posted on 2006-04-17
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From what I've read, "average" and "mean" seem to be the same measurement.  Is there any case where they refer to different measurements?

Thanks.
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Question by:pw05

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Hi pw05,

Generally arithmetic mean is called average.
Refer to these links for detailed explanation and reference about other kinds of mean
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Average
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean

Cheers!
Sunnycoder
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They're generally used interchangeably — so, unless specified otherwise, you can merely assume that by "mean" they mean "average", and vice versa.
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