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# What is the advantage of using averages rather than individual results?

Updated: 11/4/2022

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Averages allow you to see through variability. An average is a surprisingly stable but delicate figure. For instance, you could have a 3 month average of highly variable data equalling \$100/mo, but you could add 10 years worth of highly variable data to the 3 months of data, and still have a result of \$100/mo

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