# Average

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Mathematical Usage

Primarily used in mathematics or statistics to describe a calculated central value of a set of numbers. To find the average, add all numbers and divide by the count.
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Not Always Typical

'Average' means the numerical center, but it's not always the most common value. Though the average salary is $50,000, most people earn less.
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Precision Matters

In precise contexts, clarify which type of average: mean, median, or mode. The report showed the median average of the data.