You are on page 1of 2

http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Weighted_arithmetic_mean

Weighted Mean Formula


Weighted Mean is a measurement of central tendency. It represents the average of a given data. Weighted mean is similar to arithmetic mean or sample mean. Weighted mean is calculated when data is given in a different way than in arithmetic mean or sample mean. Sometimes, there are frequencies assigned to each term in the given data, then we can no longer use simple arithmetic mean formula. Few values may occur more frequently than others, therefore corresponding frequencies are allotted to each value. These frequencies are often referred as weights . In this case, weighted mean formula is used. Weighted mean formula is as follows:

Where, $\bar{x}$ = weighted mean. xi = x1,x2,x3...... = Items given. and fi = f1,f2,f3,...... = Frequencies corresponding to the given items.

http://formulas.tutorvista.com/math/weighted-mean-formula.html

http://easycalculation.com/statistics/weighted-mean-calculator.php

http://www.emathzone.com/tutorials/basic-statistics/weighted-arithmetic-mean.html