I always throw a question in my business statistic class:
” How could you explain about “Average” when you are asked by a kid?”
As of today, I have not encountered even a single person who was able to answer properly.
Some people said ” total devided by the number of data”.
But it is just how to calculate but not what average is.
While average is one of the most basic tools, it is not easy to understand.
Average is the leveled size of data, regardless of how many data you have.
You can assume each single data as a candel.
If those candles melt, the height of the melted chunk of candle is the average.
A dictionary says: Average is a statistic describing the location of a distribution.
More confusing for anyone………………….