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# Average

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An **average** or **mean** is a number that is typical of a group of numbers. The average of a group of numbers is often located in between, in the middle of that group of numbers. An average is found from the group of numbers by arithmetic.^{[1]} The most common type of average is the Mean.

## Sport

In some sports, such as cricket and baseball, averages are used to tell how good a player is (such as batting average or bowling average). Sporting averages have special rules for how to calculate them.