1. ## 'as an average'

Hi everyone, it's been a very long time since i have done any maths. Could someone please show me how to work out this problem.

If an event occurs 6 times in 18 months, what is the average weekly occurance?

Thanks.

Blue

2. ## Re: 'as an average'

one time in twelve weeks

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Originally Posted by Bluemoon
Hi everyone, it's been a very long time since i have done any maths. Could someone please show me how to work out this problem.

If an event occurs 6 times in 18 months, what is the average weekly occurance?

Thanks.

Blue
18 months = 1.5 years= 78 weeks So 6 times in 78 weeks = 6/78 times in 1 week That is 1/13 times per week

4. ## Re: 'as an average'

thanks but I want to learn how to work it out

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Biff I'm good upto 6/78 then not sure how to get to 1/13

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Originally Posted by Bluemoon
Biff I'm good upto 6/78 then not sure how to get to 1/13
13 x 6 = 78, so you can cancel the factors of 6 in the numerator and the denominator.

7. ## Re: 'as an average'

Thank you very much, learning has taken place!