Life expectancy

Overview

**Life expectancy**is the expected (in the statistical sense) number of years of life remaining at a given age. It is denoted by e

_{x}, which means the average

Average

In mathematics, an average, or central tendency of a data set is a measure of the "middle" value of the data set. Average is one form of central tendency. Not all central tendencies should be considered definitions of average....

number of subsequent years of life for someone now aged

*x*, according to a particular mortality experience. (In technical literature, this symbol means the average number of

*complete*years of life remaining, excluding fractions of a year.

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