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How to calculate weighted average?

Asked by Lynn , Last updated: Nov 22, 2020

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Anthony Paul Bonadio

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Anthony Paul Bonadio
Anthony Paul Bonadio, Teacher, MCA, PhD, Toledo

Answered Aug 13, 2020

There are different ways of calculating the weighted average, and they don't go the normal way by which we calculate the normal average of a given data set. The first thing to do when calculating the weighted average of a given data set is to calculate the weight of each data point. You start this with numbers that are most important.

By doing this, you are going to weigh a certain set of data that are most important than the others. The second step as you calculate the weighted average of a given data set is to multiply the weight by each value. This is done by multiplying the data point of each value by the actual weight of each value.

Lastly, try to add the results you got in the second step together. In other words, you will need to add all the weighted values you got in the second step before you can get the weighted average.

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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Aug 13, 2020

If you would like to calculate for a weighted average, you just need to do something: make sure that you will come up with the sum of all the available variables. Once you are able to do that, divide the sum of all the weights.

Once you are able to do that, that is the time when you will get the weighted average. If in case you do not want to go through the process of taking note of the formula, you can always find some online calculators that will just allow you to place all of the details that you need.

The weighted average will be effective in letting you know the different degrees of importance of the numbers that are placed in one data set.

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M. Klose

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M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Aug 12, 2020

A weighted average involves using different weights and averages that are related to each other. Compared to other averages, it can be more complicated to solve. However, it is versatile and can be used to find a grade in a class or a unique value.

The first step to solve it is to compile all the numbers together that should be averaged. Then, the weight of the values must be determined. From there, each number should be multiplied by the weighting factor. The numbers that come from this multiplication can then be added together to find the weighted average. This method is used to add all the numbers together that add to 1.

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L. Hawkes

L. Hawkes

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L. Hawkes, Teacher, Memphis

Answered Aug 12, 2020

The weighted average, which is also known as a “weighted mean” is the calculation that takes into account the varying degree of importance of the number in a dataset.

A weighted average can be more accurate than a simple average in which all numbers in a data set are assigned an identical weight.

Here is how to calculate the mean average: first you have together all the number you would like to average, next you have to determine the weight value of each number as part of your final average and also to use percentage in your calculation.

You need to convert them to a decimal number; you have to start multiplying each number by its weight factor and then add all the resulting numbers together to get your weighted average.

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