Pronunciation: /hɑrˈmɒn.ɪk min/ Explain
A harmonic mean is a type of
It is especially useful for rates and ratios. A rate is
a value in one dimension divided by a value in another
dimension such as kilometers per hour. The formula for the harmonic mean is:
is the ith
value in the
dataset and n
is the number of values in the dataset.
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, harmonic mean. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 89. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
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McAdams, David E. Harmonic Mean. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/h/harmonicmean.html.
12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (McAdams, David E.)
7/16/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, implemented new Geogebra protocol. (McAdams, David E.)
10/25/2010: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)