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Reasonable Averages that give Wrong Answers

There is a source of error when using averages, which can be quite serious and often unrecognized. The source of error is illustrated in this article in a quality control problem, a project, an experiment and a game. A Taylor series expansion gives an insight into the nature of the error.
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Source Teaching Statistics
Email Address rsscse@ntu.ac.uk
Date Of Record Creation 2005-08-24 15:51:00
Date Of Record Release 2005-08-24 15:51:00
Date Last Modified 2013-01-25 18:01:56
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Author's Name A.K. Shahani
Author's Organization University of Southampton
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Date Record Checked: 2005-08-24 00:00:00

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