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WEIGHTED AVERAGE Definition
WEIGHTED AVERAGE is one in which different data in the data set are given different "weights." Varying subjective assumptions are derived for determining the level of importance for each data category. For example, many teachers will use a "weighted average" when calculating a students grade in a course. A teacher might determine the final grade for the course by calculating that the test average is 60% of the grade, quiz average is 30% of the grade, and a single project is 10% of the grade.
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BASIC TENETS OF ACCOUNTING is four in number: 1. Assets = Liabilities + Owners Equity, 2. Debits = Credits, 3. Assets are on the left (debit side), and, 4. Liabilities and Equity are on the right (credit side).
PERTURBATION CONTROL is a restriction control to limit the access a particular user has to details in a database. It introduces noise into the output (perturbs, or changes it) to shield the specifics of one record from the person who has only access to summary information.