Geometric Mean
It is another measure of central tendency based on mathematical footing like arithmetic mean. Geometric mean can be defined in the following terms:
“Geometric mean is the nth positive root of the product of “n” positive given values”
Hence, geometric mean for a value containing values such as is denoted by of and given as under:
(For Ungrouped Data)
If we have a series of positive values with repeated values such as are repeated times respectively then geometric mean will becomes:
(For Grouped Data)
Where
Example:
Find the Geometric Mean of the values 10, 5, 15, 8, 12
Solution:
Here, and
Example:
Find the Geometric Mean of the following Data












Solution:
We may write it as given below:
Here ,
, , , ,
Using the formula of geometric mean for grouped data, geometric mean in this case will become:
The method explained above for the calculation of geometric mean is useful when the numbers of values in given data are small in number and the facility of electronic calculator is available. When a set of data contains large number of values then we need an alternative way for computing geometric mean. The modified or alternative way of computing geometric mean is given as under:
For Ungrouped Data

For Grouped Data



Example:
Find the Geometric Mean of the values 10, 5, 15, 8, 12












Total


Example:
Find the Geometric Mean for the following distribution of students’ marks:
Marks





No. of Students





Solution:
Marks

No. of Students

Mid Points


















Total



