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## Definition

the average number

For example, the mean of 1 & 3 is 2.

More generally, the mean of n numbers is computed by dividing the sum of the numbers by n; for example, the mean of 1, 2, and 6

= (1+2+6) / 3

= 9 / 3

= 3

For example, the mean of 1 & 3 is 2.

More generally, the mean of n numbers is computed by dividing the sum of the numbers by n; for example, the mean of 1, 2, and 6

= (1+2+6) / 3

= 9 / 3

= 3

- The planet Mars, I scarcely need remind the reader, revolves about the sun at a
__mean__distance of 140,000,000 miles, and the light and heat it receives from the sun is barely half of that received by this world.1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (13% in)

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