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    Find Average Number of Calls

    A town that has a population of 20,000 has 5000 telephones. If 400,000 calls are made in 1 month, what is the average number of calls per person?
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    400,000 divide 20,000
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    I'm not seeing why you would have to post on a forum to get the answer.

    The 5000 telephones are irrelevent and are probably just there to distract you.

    The actual question is quite simple:

    "If 400 000 phone calls are made by 20 000 people, how many phone calls did and average person make?"
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    The 5000 phones distracted me. Isn't this the norm in terms of word problems? In my opinion, word problems can be better worded.
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