# Arithmetic mean

From Encyclopedia of Mathematics

The number $a$ obtained by dividing the sum of several numbers $a_1,\dotsc,a_n$ by their number $n$:

$$a=\frac{a_1+\dotsb+a_n}{n}.$$

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