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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    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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    Default Re: medium monthly levels, or..

    Quote Originally Posted by Naamplao View Post
    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
    Thank you very much for your reply.

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