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August 8, 2012 | TruthShallSetYouFree

Posted on 08/08/2012 4:10:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 8, 2012--mean, median

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In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language

abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

(in statistics)

mean (or arithmetic mean) =

the mean obtained

by adding several quantities together and dividing the sum by the number of

quantities: the arithmetic mean of 1, 5, 2, and 8 is 4.

median =

the middle number in a given sequence of numbers, taken as

the average of the two middle numbers when the sequence has an even number of

numbers: 4 is the median of 1, 3, 4, 8, 9.

Origin of mean:

before 900; Middle English mene, aphetic variant ( see y-) of imene, Old English gemǣne; cognate with Dutch gemeen,

German gemein common, Gothic gamains in common; compare common

Origin of median:

1535–45; < Latin mediānus in the middle. See medium, -an

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Good Morning Class. Welcome to School! I will be your new Wednesday instructor.

If you pay attention and hand in your homework, I'm sure we can all get along. --TruthShallSetYouFree

Here is my example with WFTD:

During the election season, we are flooded with economic statistics. Democrats will

use the ones that shows Obama in the most favorable least unfavorable light.

The mean household income in this country will be significantly higher than the

median income, since the former is skewed by those one-percenters who bring the

average up, while the latter is calculated by placing all of the household incomes

in order and choosing the one in the middle. In other words, exactly half of the

households earn more than the median income, and exactly half earn less.

No pushing at the door please!

1 posted on 08/08/2012 4:10:22 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree

To: secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; TruthShallSetYouFree; ...

Sorry about the extraneous HTML code in the title. It’s my first time and I got a little carried away.

2 posted on 08/08/2012 4:13:00 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

1. Good morning!

3 posted on 08/08/2012 4:30:11 AM PDT by tioga

To: tioga

Good morning. My very first student. Where’s my Apple? And, by Apple, I mean iPad.

4 posted on 08/08/2012 4:33:21 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

So, if we rate each of Harry Reid’s lies as follows:

Little White Lies - 1 point
Big Black Lies - 2 points
Holy Cow Whoppers - 3 points

And, for argument’s sake, let’s say he’s told the following number of lies:

Little White Lies - 50,000
Big Black Lies - 100,000
Holy Cow Whoppers - 10,000

Then the mean of Harry Reid’s meanness would be:
(50,000 + 2x100,000 + 3x10,000)/160,000 = 1.75

And the median of his meanness would be 2? (Did I get that right?)

And if you have a bowl of ice cream while you’re calculating all of this, you’re calculating Reid’s mean meanness a la mode.

5 posted on 08/08/2012 4:35:29 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
US Secretary of State dons Chinese supervillain costume for lesbian remake of "Mandingo" at Johannesburg Holiday Inn
Oh my goodness, she was dancing, sort of. Do you know what I mean?
6 posted on 08/08/2012 4:37:13 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)

To: Rocky

Perfect! A+++++ which is the highest grade I’ve ever given. It’s also the lowest grade I’ve ever given because, statistically speaking, it’s the only grade I’ve ever given. Well done!

7 posted on 08/08/2012 4:42:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: secret garden

A+. Hillary dancing still beats Obama talking.

8 posted on 08/08/2012 4:44:13 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

OMG, truthy, what is this MATH CLASS????? ; ) congrats on your first day of teaching these miscreants!

9 posted on 08/08/2012 4:46:11 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: TruthShallSetYouFree; Robert A. Cook, PE

What it adds up to is that 0bama is a mean mode of Focker whose administration should be abandoned in the middle of the median.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 4:46:44 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)

To: secret garden

just sent that clip to my entire family titling it a Crime Against Humanity. Even the title is just WRONG!!!

11 posted on 08/08/2012 4:50:32 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: secret garden

May i also observe that the pantsuited one assumed the MALE role in that type of dance, dancing behind the big mama in that way.

12 posted on 08/08/2012 4:53:27 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: xsmommy

Thanks. There is a strong confluence between math and politics this election cycle. We keep trying to bring up trivialities like the unbalanced budget, the incredible deficit, and the staggering unemployment rate. They would rather talk about important subjects, like how many hairs Mitt Romney cut off a fellow student a half century ago, or the ratio of taxes to income he paid on his 1979 return.

13 posted on 08/08/2012 4:56:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: NicknamedBob
a mean mode of Focker

Very, very clever. A++++

14 posted on 08/08/2012 4:58:10 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
truthy, i am not on your ping list, since i sent you mine and i am not on mine, can you add me, please?

also, for gym class today, i brought some ZUMBA! i asked the latino girlie teacher last night what this song was, bc i love it, and so i now have it on my ipod. I suggest we all go out and do it on the MEDIAN strip at lunchtime, i MEAN i love this MODE of exercise : )

15 posted on 08/08/2012 4:58:54 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: TruthShallSetYouFree; xsmommy
"They would rather talk about important subjects, like how many hairs Mitt Romney cut off a fellow student a half century ago, or the ratio of taxes to income he paid on his 1979 return."

And how many dead angels can dance on the head of an election lever.

16 posted on 08/08/2012 5:01:50 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

it is because the media is criminally biased that the entire political landscape makes it seem like we are down the rabbithole into wonderland. Witness the fact that romney is faulted for lack of transparency bc of his tax records when Obama has hermetically sealed his entire past life!

17 posted on 08/08/2012 5:02:00 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: TruthShallSetYouFree; NicknamedBob

that is about the most clever thing NNB has ever produced, i loved it!

18 posted on 08/08/2012 5:03:12 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: xsmommy

Omg. You r doing trendy?

19 posted on 08/08/2012 5:03:49 AM PDT by tioga

To: tioga
told you i was doing zumba! i actually have rhythm and know how to dance in the latin style which is at least a slight leg up, but coordinating the arm/feet movements is challenging, but the music is GREAT! i am asking for her entire play list next week, this was the cool down song and is by far my fave. DUTTY LOVE by DON OMAR. never heard of it, but itunes had it.
20 posted on 08/08/2012 5:06:39 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: xsmommy
truthy, i am not on your ping list, since i sent you mine and i am not on mine, can you add me, please?

Be happy to. What's your name?

Seriously, nice work. A+++

Isn't Zumba that thingie they use to resurface the ice between periods of a hockey game?

21 posted on 08/08/2012 5:11:02 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: xsmommy

One wouldn’t hire a freaking janitor who failed to document his education and citizenship status. Leader of the Free World? No problem.

22 posted on 08/08/2012 5:13:16 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

zumba would reduce any ice surface to a large puddle, i sweat like an SOB doing that! Did you notice i am now following you on twitter [as is neo cause i saw him there] since SG outed you yesterday with your Treacher Feature!

23 posted on 08/08/2012 5:14:05 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: tioga; xsmommy
Omg. You r doing trendy?

Who's trendy? The Zumba instructor???

24 posted on 08/08/2012 5:16:16 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

it defies credulity yet not even an eyebrow is raised by the media at the ludicrousness of it all. Let Trump trumpet this issue to the high heavens, Mitt doesn’t need to mess with it, let Trump take the flak, bc he does it so well.

25 posted on 08/08/2012 5:16:31 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

there is only one guy in the zumba class and he is an asian male, and he’s taking the class with his gf/wife. He’s there every week without fail! he warms up by doing golf swings, it’s hilarious.

26 posted on 08/08/2012 5:18:57 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: xsmommy

Tiger Woods?

27 posted on 08/08/2012 5:20:26 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

a little more Asian and a lot less black LOL!

28 posted on 08/08/2012 5:24:01 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: xsmommy
a little more Asian and a lot less black

How did the demography change in the California school system after they did away with Affirmative Action, Alex?

29 posted on 08/08/2012 5:31:43 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

In other words, half of us are below average.

Good morning Professor Truth.

30 posted on 08/08/2012 5:33:30 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)

To: NeoCaveman
In other words, half of us are below average.

Speak for yourself. Good morning to you, sir.

31 posted on 08/08/2012 5:35:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: xsmommy; TruthShallSetYouFree
"it defies credulity yet not even an eyebrow is raised by the media at the ludicrousness of it all."

What are you doing, making up words? "ludicrousness"?

Obviously you meant to say, "Ludicrosity".

32 posted on 08/08/2012 5:35:59 AM PDT by NicknamedBob (The road less traveled is often hazardous that way.)

To: NicknamedBob
well he goes by Luda for short....

33 posted on 08/08/2012 5:43:57 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: xsmommy

all the ladies around here have gotten into water zumba, cannot tell you how many have invited me to go. they offer free days to anyone coming for the first time so they all keep asking me. haven’t gone yet. one friend goes to regular zumba classes all week and then water zumba on the weekend. it’s kind of scary when her eyes glaze over and she rants on about the joys of zumba.

34 posted on 08/08/2012 5:59:56 AM PDT by tioga

To: tioga

well i am not a glassy-eyed ranter, but it is an intensive workout and made more enjoyable by music. i simply cannot motivate myself to exercise without music with a driving beat. i guess the idea of water zumba would be less stress, but i can’t imagine how you can move sufficiently in water.

35 posted on 08/08/2012 6:04:01 AM PDT by xsmommy

To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Obama’s proposed tax hikes looming in January are “mean” to those in the “median”.

36 posted on 08/08/2012 6:07:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)

To: afraidfortherepublic

A+++
—and even meaner to those at the top.

37 posted on 08/08/2012 6:11:25 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: NeoCaveman

No. No no no no no.

Half are below median.

38 posted on 08/08/2012 6:17:53 AM PDT by SoothingDave

To: secret garden

she looks like a commie in blue...and old.

39 posted on 08/08/2012 6:18:51 AM PDT by tioga

To: SoothingDave

Good catch, Soother.

40 posted on 08/08/2012 6:20:41 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: tioga; secret garden
she looks like a commie in blue...and old.

She only needs something new and something borrowed to remarry after she dumps Slick Willie.

41 posted on 08/08/2012 6:22:54 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: xsmommy

I have to laugh, she started zumba to lose weight, but it’s so intense she EATS afterwards and hasn’t lost much. She has toned up a lot though.

42 posted on 08/08/2012 6:37:55 AM PDT by tioga

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
all right, I'm coughing one up but I expect a grade above the median and don't be mean about it!

43 posted on 08/08/2012 6:42:12 AM PDT by tioga

To: tioga

This is coercion. Okay A++++.

44 posted on 08/08/2012 6:54:28 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Mean, Median, Mode

The "Three Stooges" of statistics....

(Nyuk, nyuk ;)

45 posted on 08/08/2012 7:04:53 AM PDT by mikrofon (Welcome to the WFTD Moderatorship[?])

To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Killed on the median
46 posted on 08/08/2012 7:07:21 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)

To: mikrofon

A+++
Thanks for the welcome.

47 posted on 08/08/2012 7:22:24 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: NeoCaveman

A+++
I guess the median was the message.

48 posted on 08/08/2012 7:24:36 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (I didn't write this by myself. Obama helped me. Everyone helped me.)

To: xsmommy

I can’t understand a word of it and I feel sorry for the girl on the left, trying to keep up. My sister does zumba with a friend and enjoys it too. I’ll stick to running in the park and swimming.

49 posted on 08/08/2012 7:30:12 AM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)

To: secret garden

the girl on the left is clearly the student and the other one the teacher. She does pretty well for a gringa, the one one left i mean.

50 posted on 08/08/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by xsmommy