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Mean Vs. Median

Categories: Fact Check, Finances
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Published on: 2017.02.12

Not everyone deals with math every day, and that’s fine. Most people don’t need to know the following in their day-to-day lives. However, I write this entry so I can link to it from other entries that mention “mean”, “average”, or “median”. Most of us see these terms only in news stories about the economy:[…]

February 2016: Warmest On Record

February temperatures in Killeen, Texas, over the past seven years (Copyright © 2016 by Wil C. Fry.) Not only was February 2016 the warmest February on record, but it was the most abnormally warm of any month on record, according to both NASA and a European climate group. “Averaging over twelve-month periods, which further smooths[…]

August 2015: Hottest Ever (Or Very Close)

NASA’s climate data (text file) shows August 2015 as the second-warmest August on record, very close to 2014’s record (with 2011 in third place). According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, August 2015 was the hottest August on record, with 2014 in second place, followed by 1998. (Their numbers are different because they’re using different data[…]

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