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    Harmonic Mean

    what would be the harmonic mean of the six values: 34, 27, 45, 55, 22, and 34 =

    6/(1/34+1/27+1/45+1/55+1/22+1/34)


    how can i solve the above without a calculator?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayPee View Post
    how can i solve the above without a calculator?
    It will be a nasty calculation, you need to find a common denominator as to add the bottom terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KayPee View Post
    what would be the harmonic mean of the six values: 34, 27, 45, 55, 22, and 34 =

    6/(1/34+1/27+1/45+1/55+1/22+1/34)


    how can i solve the above without a calculator?

    Thanks
    As mentioned in the above post, it's simply tedious arithmetic. Why do you want to calculate it without a calculator?
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