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Why is it median?

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

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1 year, 9 months ago

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The 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 - 1 year, 9 months ago

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Yes mean can become very large. Even mode will be very large.

Aditya Kumar - 1 year, 9 months ago

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Smart work hiding the answer :P

Mehul Arora - 1 year, 9 months ago

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@Andrew Ellinor

Agnishom Chattopadhyay - 1 year, 9 months ago

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