What would you like to do?

How do you calculate an average?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

-- add up all the numbers in the bunch

-- divide the sum by how many numbers there are in the bunch

-- the answer is the average of the numbers in the bunch
Thanks for the feedback!
The average is also called the 'mean' which is the sum of the values divided by the number of values used. It represents the number that all the values in the group would add up to if they were all the same number.

Say you want the average score for 17 students who took your art history exam. You add the 17 individual scores together. Then you divide this sum by 17, the number of scores being averaged. The answer you get is the average, or mean score on the exam.

An average may be an integer, a fraction, a mixed number, or a decimal number, and it could be positive, negative, or zero too, if some or all of the items in the group are zero or negative.

To calculate the average of a group of numerical items:
  1. Add up all the items in the group.
  2. Divide the sum by the number of items in the group.
  3. The quotient is the average of the group.

Another Example:
Four students pick apples: one has 3, one has 4, one has 5, and one has 8.
To evenly divide the apples, you would find the average (sum/number of values).
3 + 4 + 5 + 8 = 20, divided by 4 students is 20/4 = 5 apples.
+ 46 others found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

How do you calculate an average if one of the numbers is 0?

  When one of the numbers is 0, you must count it to the numbers of data. For example, 1, 0, 3, and 8. To find the average, or the mean, add the four numbers together an

What does calculate the average mean?

Calculating the average of a set of data is the same as calculating the mean, or the value that is in the middle of the data. For example, if you were given the numbers 3, 7,

How is the average daily balance calculated?

it is the sum of the daily balance divided by the number of days in the billing cycle

How do you calculate the average contribution margin?

Formula for calculating average Contribution margin   Average contribution margin = total contribution margin / total  number of units

How to Calculate average room rate?

Total number of rooms revenue divided by number of rooms sold

How can you calculate average?

adding up all the data and then dividing the sum by the number of data you had (for example, the average of the numbers 1, 2, and 3 is 1+2+3=6/3=2)

How do you calculate average volume?

-- Write down a list of the individual volumes of all the objects in the group. -- Add up all the numbers on the list. -- Divide the sum by the number of objects in the gr

How do you calculates average?

add all the outcome / example 15, 64, 21, 7, 10, 3 = 120. Then divide the sum of all the numbers by the number of numbers/ example, take 120 divided by 6=20. So the average nu

How do you calculate an average stock price?

Your answer depends on the period over which you want to calculate the price. The easiest way is to pick the period, then pick the lowest price and the highest price, and div

What is the formula to calculate average speed?

Robert walks from town A to town B, he must pass a hill and a  section of a flat road. His speed of walking uphill is 3km/hour, on  a flat road is 5km/hour and a downhill is