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In the Discrete Case, Averaging Cannot Be Consistent

2018
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№1(41) (2017)
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When we have two estimates of the same quantity, it is desirable to combine them into a single more accurate estimate. In the usual case of continuous quantities, a natural idea is to take the arithmetic average of the two estimates. If we have four estimates, then we can divide them into two pairs, average each pair, and then average the resulting averages. Arithmetic average is {\em consistent} in the sense that the result does not depend on how we divide the original four estimates into two

doi:10.25513/2222-8772.2018.4.46-52
fatcat:ah7treybozbl7nolhp6rmcpbly