# Thread: arithmetic mean

1. ## arithmetic mean

the arithmetic mean of a set of 50 numbers is 38. if two numbers 45 and 55 are discarded the mean of the remaining set of numbers is ____ .

need little help on this guys.

thanks

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Better answer below. *disregard this*

3. ## Re: arithmetic mean

Originally Posted by rcs
the arithmetic mean of a set of 50 numbers is 38. if two numbers 45 and 55 are discarded the mean of the remaining set of numbers is ____ .

need little help on this guys.

thanks
You are told \displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \frac{t_k + t_{k + 1} + t_{k + 2} + \dots + t_{k + 49}}{50} = 38 \implies t_k + t_{k + 1} + t_{k + 2} + \dots + t_{k + 49} = 1900 \end{align*}. Two of these terms are 45 and 55, so removing them gives

\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} t_k + t_{k + 1} + t_{k + 2} + \dots + t_{k + 49} - 45 - 55 &= 1900 - 45 - 55 \\ &= 1800 \end{align*}

There are now 48 terms, so the mean of these 48 terms will be \displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \frac{1800}{48} = 37.5 \end{align*}.

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thanks sir... but how did you get 1900?

5. ## Re: arithmetic mean

Originally Posted by rcs
thanks sir... but how did you get 1900?
$\displaystyle 50 \times 38 = 1900$

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If the arithmetic mean is 38, then their sum is 50*38 = 1900...

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you are all God's gifts to all not so good in mathematics... God Bless guys

8. ## Re: arithmetic mean

Originally Posted by Prove It
You are told \displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \frac{t_k + t_{k + 1} + t_{k + 2} + \dots + t_{k + 49}}{50} = 38 \implies t_k + t_{k + 1} + t_{k + 2} + \dots + t_{k + 49} = 1900 \end{align*}. Two of these terms are 45 and 55, so removing them gives

\displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} t_k + t_{k + 1} + t_{k + 2} + \dots + t_{k + 49} - 45 - 55 &= 1900 - 45 - 55 \\ &= 1800 \end{align*}

There are now 48 terms, so the mean of these 48 terms will be \displaystyle \displaystyle \begin{align*} \frac{1800}{48} = 37.5 \end{align*}.
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