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\iteman{ZMATH 2014d.00777}
\itemau{Foster, Colin}
\itemti{Being mean about the mean.}
\itemso{Math. Sch. (Leicester) 43, No. 1, 32-33 (2014).}
\itemab
From the text: On several occasions recently I have heard teachers say that they want their learners to understand which of `the big three' averages (mean, mode and median) is the most suitable one to use in different circumstances. However, on none of these occasions have I seen a clear example that I have agreed with of when one average is obviously `more appropriate' than the others.
\itemrv{~}
\itemcc{K40}
\itemut{means; arithmetic mean; mode; median; averages; measures of central tendency; descriptive statistics; set of data}
\itemli{}
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