Math Words-Harmonic Mean

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Harmonic Mean is a type of average.

  • It is the reciprocal of the arithmetic mean of the reciprocals.

Follow these steps to find the harmonic mean of a set of numbers.

  • We will call the set of numbers n
  • Add the reciprocals of the numbers in the set of numbers
  • Divide n (amount of numbers in the set) by the total of adding the reciprocals

For example
½ + ¼ = ¾
2÷ 3/4 = 2/1 * 4/3 = 8/3 = 2.6667

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