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04-06-2024, 08:48 AM
 Location: Atlanta 330 posts, read 265,574 times Reputation: 619

How do I get the overall score out of this voting total?

Trying to get the score from 5 to 10

63 voted 5
22 voted 6
6 voted 7
7 voted 8
3 voted 9
3 voted 10

04-06-2024, 09:27 AM
 8,415 posts, read 7,409,375 times Reputation: 8752
104 people voted (63 + 22 + 6 + 7 + 3 + 3 = 104).

The total sum of voting "outcomes" was 602 ((63 x5) + (22 x 6) + (6 x 7) + (7 x 8) + (3 x 9) + (3 x 10) = 602).

The average weighted score from all of the votes is approximately 5.79 (601 / 104).

Now someone double check this for me.

04-07-2024, 06:16 AM
 Location: Wooster, Ohio 4,141 posts, read 3,050,632 times Reputation: 7280
That's what I get, too.

04-13-2024, 05:31 PM
 Location: USA 9,124 posts, read 6,174,802 times Reputation: 29934
Posts #2 and #3 are providing the weighted average.

The weighted average is the product of the sums of the weight times the values, divided by the sum of the weights.

63 5
22 6
6 7
7 8
3 9
3 10

Weighted Avg: 5.788461538

The arithmetic mean is 7.5

04-17-2024, 11:41 AM
 Location: SCW, AZ 8,312 posts, read 13,444,568 times Reputation: 7986
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Lillie767 Posts #2 and #3 are providing the weighted average. The weighted average is the product of the sums of the weight times the values, divided by the sum of the weights. 63 5 22 6 6 7 7 8 3 9 3 10 Weighted Avg: 5.788461538 The arithmetic mean is 7.5
I don't understand this one bit. Weighted average? It really is simply an "average" of the total score that should be calculated the djmilf has.

What does "The arithmetic mean is 7.5" even mean?

The average, regardless of the score range used (1-10 or 5-10), comes up as 5.79.
If fractional parts are not allowed then it'd be rounded up to 6.

04-17-2024, 01:28 PM
 2,453 posts, read 3,214,645 times Reputation: 4313
Quote:
 Originally Posted by TurcoLoco I don't understand this one bit. Weighted average? It really is simply an "average" of the total score that should be calculated the djmilf has. What does "The arithmetic mean is 7.5" even mean? The average, regardless of the score range used (1-10 or 5-10), comes up as 5.79. If fractional parts are not allowed then it'd be rounded up to 6.
7.5 is the average of the sum of 5 through 10, which is irrelevant to the question.

04-18-2024, 11:48 AM
 Location: Sunnybrook Farm 4,534 posts, read 2,669,541 times Reputation: 13048

If you want the mean score it's 5.79, as above.
Median is 5
Mode is 5

I don't know what "weighted score" is even supposed to mean in this context.

04-20-2024, 03:57 PM
 Location: The Driftless Area, WI 7,255 posts, read 5,126,001 times Reputation: 17752
Picture these scores on a graph.,.It's a tall peak at 5 (63 people) and then tails off to only 3 each at 9 & 10.

The mode is the most common score (5).
The mean is the arithmetic average (5.79.)
The median is the point half way between the max & min scores (7)

When the results fall into a bell-shaped curve, the mean, median and mode are all the same.

04-21-2024, 05:56 AM
 8,415 posts, read 7,409,375 times Reputation: 8752
Quote:
 Originally Posted by rabbit33 Well, you need to actually ask what you're asking for. If you want the mean score it's 5.79, as above. Median is 5 Mode is 5 I don't know what "weighted score" is even supposed to mean in this context.

I threw out the term "average weighted score" in my post, but meant average score or mean score.

I'm surprised that no one pointed out my mistake...maybe you're all too polite to mention it?

04-21-2024, 02:14 PM
 Location: SCW, AZ 8,312 posts, read 13,444,568 times Reputation: 7986
Quote:
 Originally Posted by guidoLaMoto Picture these scores on a graph.,.It's a tall peak at 5 (63 people) and then tails off to only 3 each at 9 & 10. The mode is the most common score (5). The mean is the arithmetic average (5.79.) The median is the point half way between the max & min scores (7) When the results fall into a bell-shaped curve, the mean, median and mode are all the same.
The logic of the median in your explanation doesn't even make sense to me unless the number of votes for the highest and the lowest were the same.
Even the number of votes was of no importance, with the existence of bunch other scores, it still seems like a weird and pointless average because it doesn't encompass every value (score) in the question.

I don't know but to me, the median which you used "the mean" for, is the only true average that matters which the questions would typically ask for.
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