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# What is the average of the 5 natural numbers?

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What is the average of the 5 natural numbers?

Guest Jun 15, 2017
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What is the average of the 5 natural numbers?

$$\large \frac{1+2+3+4+5}{5}\color{blue}=3$$

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asinus  Jun 15, 2017
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Well that is the average of the FIRST 5 natural numbers.

Melody  Jun 15, 2017
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Thanks, Melody!

asinus  Jun 15, 2017
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The average of 5 consecutive numbers is:

$$\frac{n+(n+1)+(n+2)+(n+3)+(n+4)}{5}=n+2$$

Omi67  Jun 15, 2017
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OR

the average of 5 consecutive numbers (if the middle one is n)

$$=\frac{(n-2)+(n-1)+n+(n+1)+(n+2)}{5}\\ =\frac{5n}{5}\\ =n$$

Melody  Jun 15, 2017