01. The [average] child watches almost 3 hours of television per day.
02. Richard is an above [average] badminton player.
03. The cost [averages] out to about $5 per person.
04. The [average] price of houses in Seattle has risen by almost 10% this past year.
05. We drove at an [average] speed of 50 mph for over two hours.
06. The [average] age of the students in this program is about 23 years old.
07. He was an [average] student in high school, but really did well at university.
08. The [average] person in North America uses more than twice as much electricity as his counterpart in Europe.
09. Our sun is a fairly [average] star in a fairly [average] neighborhood in the universe.
10. Father Larry Lorenzoni once said that the [average] person thinks he isn't.
11. Winston Churchill once said that the best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the [average] voter.
12. There is a Chinese proverb which observes that the best doctor prevents illness; an [average] doctor visits when the illness is imminent; and the unskilled doctor treats your present illness.
13. While a female chimpanzee is in heat, she seeks sex an [average] of twenty times a day.
14. An [average] of over 150 centimeters of rain falls on Papua New Guinea each year.
15. The town of Dallol in Eritrea experiences an [average] mean temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, making it perhaps the hottest place on Earth.
16. Economic growth in Laos [averaged] 7% in the period from 1988 to 2001.
17. Banana stems [average] 150 fingers, and weigh 85 to 100 pounds each.
18. There is an [average] of 1260 km3 of water flowing in the world's rivers at any one moment.

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