Basic Arithmetic : Mean

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Example Question #1 : Basic Statistics

For her calculus class, Marie has scored , and  on three of her tests so far. What is the minimum score Marie needs to receive on her 4th test in order to have an average of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the average of a set of numbers, add up the individual values and divide by the total number of values you have. 

For the test scores, we can set up the following equation with x being the score on the fourth test:

Now, solve for x

Example Question #1 : Mean

In her last  basketball games, Jo scored  points,  points,  points,  points, and  points. How many points per game does she score on average?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the average, add up all the values you are given and divide by the number of values there are.

Example Question #3 : Mean

Find the mean of the following set of numbers: 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the mean of a set of numbers, you must add them all and then divide their sum by the number of total members of the set. 

 and there are  numbers in the set, so we divide  by ,

 

giving us a mean of .

Example Question #2 : Mean

Jimmy's dog had 6 puppies. He weighed the puppies right after they were born. Their weights were 657 grams, 789 grams, 456 grams, 554 grams, 635 grams, and 446 grams. In grams, what was the mean weight of the puppies?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The mean of a set of numbers is the same as its average. 

So then, to find the mean weight for the puppies,

Example Question #5 : Mean

Danielle tracked how much she paid per meal for the past five meals. She paid . What was the average she paid per meal?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the average (also known as the mean), we use the following formula:

So, for the numbers that are given in the question, we can set up this equation:

Example Question #6 : Mean

Judy received these scores on her last four math tests:

Her teacher calculates the final grade from the mean of five tests, which are all weighted equally. If Judy gets a  on her fifth test, what will be her overall grade in the class?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find Judy's overall grade, you must find the mean of all five test scores.

Add together all five scores:

Then divide the sum by the total number of scores:

 is Judy's overall score in the class.

Example Question #1 : Statistics And Probability

What is the mean of 44, 22, 134, and 200?

Possible Answers:

100

88

144

66

Correct answer:

100

Explanation:

To find the mean, you must add all of the numbers together and divide by the amount of numbers. In this case there are four numbers so, we must deivide the total sum by 4.

Example Question #1 : Statistics And Probability

Calculate the mean of the following numbers: 11, 13, 16, 13, 14, 19, 13, 13

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

First, calculate the sum of all of the numbers.

Next, divide by the total number.

Example Question #6 : Basic Statistics

The class average in a class of 15 is 86%. If one additional student earns a 100% in the class, what is the new class average.

Possible Answers:

There is not enough information to answer this question

None of the available answers

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can treat this as if the entire class had exactly 86% as their average, so the new average is:

Example Question #7 : Basic Statistics

What is the mean of the following numbers?

88,99,31,47,68,27

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the mean you add all of the numbers together and divide it by the amount of numbers. In this case there are six numbers so 

The answer is .

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