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Well yes the biggest problem with concept of "average" is that there are so many different ones (like the mentioned "median"). Yes of course I do realize all of these are actually different things and have perfectly good and rigorously defined mathematical meanings, as long as you admit that laypeople (very much including me in this case) have no clue which one is which, which one they're talking about, which one they would want to be talking about, or even that they're different things at all. Most of us just think of it as "that value in the middle" never bothering to rigorously define either "middle" or "middle of what exactly"...

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