I just wanted to know the basis behind opting for 'median' solving time, instead of a mean or mode.

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TopNewestThe median of a data set is much more resistant to outliers. The mean can be skewed heavily in the direction of longer solve times if someone comes to a problem and then walks away. – Andrew Ellinor · 7 months, 1 week ago

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– Aditya Kumar · 7 months, 1 week ago

Yes mean can become very large. Even mode will be very large.Log in to reply

Smart work hiding the answer :P – Mehul Arora · 7 months, 1 week ago

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@Calvin Lin @Silas Hundt @Peter Taylor – Shreya R · 7 months, 1 week ago

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@Andrew Ellinor – Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 7 months, 1 week ago

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