Showing accurate percentage in column totals

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I understand what is going on here, so this might be more of an idea than a problem.

I have a table with opportunity products showing win percentage.  ($ Awarded/ $ Bid)  If I try to use column totals to show the win percentage as a whole, the numbers are misleading.  Using Sum, it adds up the values so you can end up with over 100%.  Using average, it averages the percentages displayed in the table rather than calculating a true average based on the underlying data.
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Yup.  I'm not sure we'd ever be able to know that the table was built on aggregations from underlying data.  You may have to create a separate aggregate model that does the average calculation on all the individual records - but doesn't break things out like you ahve on the table...  Then show that "total average" value somewhere else on the page.