# Thread: medium monthly levels, or..

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## medium monthly levels, or..

Hi

Shall I say:

Medium monthly levels of sound pollution ,or

Monthly medium levels of sound pollution?

What is the correct word order?

Thank you very much in advance.

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## Re: medium monthly levels, or..

Originally Posted by teia_petrescu
Hi

Shall I say:

Medium monthly levels of sound pollution ,or

Monthly medium levels of sound pollution?

What is the correct word order?

Thank you very much in advance.
Do you mean "medium" or do you mean "average"?

Average monthly levels of sound pollution would make sense to me.

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## Re: medium monthly levels, or..

Originally Posted by Anglika
Do you mean "medium" or do you mean "average"?

Average monthly levels of sound pollution would make sense to me.

Yes, you are right!
I am too tired.

Thank you very much!

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## Re: medium monthly levels, or..

Originally Posted by Anglika
Do you mean "medium" or do you mean "average"?

Average monthly levels of sound pollution would make sense to me.
It would really depend on which mathematical process you are using.

Consider the following set of data:

100 89 76 20 10

The average value is (100+89+76+20+10)/5 = 59
The medium value is the middle value = 76

In a way I would definitely choose the medium value since noise levels cannot be averaged as I have shown above...it is a very complicated mathematical procedure. (I used to sell noise monitoring equipement at one time in my life)

So my vote would be for

Medium monthly levels of sound pollution

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## Re: medium monthly levels, or..

Originally Posted by Naamplao
It would really depend on which mathematical process you are using.

Consider the following set of data:

100 89 76 20 10

The average value is (100+89+76+20+10)/5 = 59
The medium value is the middle value = 76

In a way I would definitely choose the medium value since noise levels cannot be averaged as I have shown above...it is a very complicated mathematical procedure. (I used to sell noise monitoring equipement at one time in my life)

So my vote would be for

Medium monthly levels of sound pollution