Geometric Mean

There’s two formulas for geometric mean as per reading 7… equation 5 and equation 6.

It says not to use 5 when you have negative results, but if you use 5 and 6 on just positive results, you still get a different answer.

I used a series

0.05 0.1 0.25 0.17 0.03 geometric mean 0.091389

and the same series only using equation 6:

1.05 1.1 1.25 1.17 1.03 geometric mean 0.117128

When do we use one and when do we use the other? Shouldn’t we get the same result?

use equation 6. That is the one that will usually be brought up.