It is also the sum of all the numbers. It’s simple to calculate by adding up each number and then divide them by how many there are.

In other words, it’s the sum of the count.

**How to Find the Mean**

There is no need to draw a drawing every time we need to calculate the average. Instead, you can follow these steps:

**Step 1:** Combine all your data elements (this is similar to combing all candy)

**Step 2:** Divide the total with the total number of points contained in the set of data (this is the same for every girl eating the exact same amount of candy)

```
Let's try this with the data that we have {4, 1, 7, 5, 3}
Sum of Observations
Mean = ---------------------
No of Observations
4 + 1 + 7 + 5 + 3
= -------------------
5
20
= -----
5
= 4
The mean of this data set is 4.
```