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Averages part III

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 01:07 AM

This post will possibly help with "averages part II"

given two positive real numbers a and b, there are four ways of computing the "mean":

am= arithmetic mean = (a+b)/2

gm = geometric mean = sqrt[a b]

hm = harmonic mean = 2 / (1/a + 1/b)

rms = root mean square = sqrt[(a^2+b^2)/2]

Rank these from smallest to largest proving your ranks.  If one type is not always less than another, explain when it is equal or when it is more.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:29 AM

Spoiler for

Edited by Rainman, 30 July 2013 - 02:30 AM.

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