Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2703
  • Last Modified:

Difference between "average" and "mean"

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.
0
pw05
Asked:
pw05
2 Solutions
 
sunnycoderCommented:
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
0
 
InteractiveMindCommented:
They're generally used interchangeably — so, unless specified otherwise, you can merely assume that by "mean" they mean "average", and vice versa.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now