# Average Calculator

The average calculator will calculate the mean of up to thirty numbers. An interesting aspect of the calculator is you can see how the mean changes as more values are entered.

The average calculator will calculate the mean of up to thirty numbers. An interesting aspect of the calculator is you can see how the mean changes as more values are entered.

The average of a set of numbers is simply the sum of the numbers divided by the total number of values in the set. For example, suppose we want the average of `24`

,`55`

, `17`

, `87`

and `100`

. Simply find the sum of the numbers: `24 + 55 + 17 + 87 + 100 = 283`

and divide by `5`

to get `56.6`

. A simple problem such as this one can be done by hand without too much trouble, but, for more complex numbers involving many decimal places, it is more convenient to use this calculator. Note that the mean rating calculator does a similar math - it calculates an average rating given the number of votes with values from 1 to 5.