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Comparison of arithmetic mean, median and mode of two different skewed distributions.

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.


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.