geometric mean

Definition

A measure of central tendency calculated by multiplying a series of numbers and taking the nth root of the product, where n is the number of items in the series. The geometric mean is often used when finding an average for numbers presented as percentages.

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We had to figure out the geometric mean, which would be pretty had because we did not know how to determine it.

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The geometric mean was used in calculating the optimal amount of insurance to buy for each unit in the project.

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If you want to try and figure out a new way to go about things you should try to break down the geometric mean.

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