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What's the Average?

Lyric copyright by Lawrence Mark Lesser
May sing to tune of "Love and Marriage" (Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen)

What's the av'rage, what's the av'rage--
It's a question to be askin':
When it's in the media,
Please ask what does it mean t'ya?

What's the av'rage, what's the av'rage?
Each kind has its own baggage--
Some try to fool the plebian
By choosing mean or median!

Bridge:
Are... there... outlier values
or lots of skewness?
Do we... want... middle or the total?
Let's review this...

What's the av'rage, what's the av'rage?
It's a question we must manage:
When it's in the media,
You gotta know, you gotta know,
You gotta know what it means t'ya!


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