# Weighted geometric mean

## Description

In mathematics, the geometric mean is a type of mean or average, which indicates the central tendency or typical value of a set of numbers by using the product of their values (as opposed to the arithmetic mean which uses their sum). The geometric mean is defined as the nth root of the product of n numbers. The weighted mean is similar to an arithmetic mean (the most common type of average), where instead of each of the data points contributing equally to the final average, some data points contribute more than others. The notion of weighted mean plays a role in descriptive statistics and also occurs in a more general form in several other areas of mathematics. The logarithm of the geometric mean is the weighted arithmetic mean of the logarithms of the individual values.

Related formulas## Variables

WGM | Weighted geometric mean (dimensionless) |

w_{i} | The sizes of the different sample (dimensionless) |

x | Variable (dimensionless) |