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Posted on 08/08/2012 4:10:07 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree
Word For The Day, Wednesday, August 8, 2012--mean, median
abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
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.
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:
153545; < Latin mediānus in the middle. See medium, -an
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The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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If you pay attention and hand in your homework, I'm sure we can all get along. --TruthShallSetYouFreeHere 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!
Sorry about the extraneous HTML code in the title. It’s my first time and I got a little carried away.
1. Good morning!
Good morning. My very first student. Where’s my Apple? And, by Apple, I mean iPad.
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.
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!
A+. Hillary dancing still beats Obama talking.
OMG, truthy, what is this MATH CLASS????? ; ) congrats on your first day of teaching these miscreants!
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.
just sent that clip to my entire family titling it a Crime Against Humanity. Even the title is just WRONG!!!
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.
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.
Very, very clever. A++++
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 : )
And how many dead angels can dance on the head of an election lever.
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!
that is about the most clever thing NNB has ever produced, i loved it!
Omg. You r doing trendy?
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?
One wouldn’t hire a freaking janitor who failed to document his education and citizenship status. Leader of the Free World? No problem.
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!
Who's trendy? The Zumba instructor???
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.
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.
a little more Asian and a lot less black LOL!
How did the demography change in the California school system after they did away with Affirmative Action, Alex?
In other words, half of us are below average.
Good morning Professor Truth.
Speak for yourself. Good morning to you, sir.
What are you doing, making up words? "ludicrousness"?
Obviously you meant to say, "Ludicrosity".
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.
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.
Obama’s proposed tax hikes looming in January are “mean” to those in the “median”.
—and even meaner to those at the top.
No. No no no no no.
Half are below median.
she looks like a commie in blue...and old.
Good catch, Soother.
She only needs something new and something borrowed to remarry after she dumps Slick Willie.
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.
This is coercion. Okay A++++.
The "Three Stooges" of statistics....
(Nyuk, nyuk ;)
Thanks for the welcome.
I guess the median was the message.
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.
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.