2011 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 11

Problem

The graph shows the number of minutes studied by both Asha (black bar) and Sasha (grey bar) in one week. On the average, how many more minutes per day did Sasha study than Asha? [asy] size(300); real i; defaultpen(linewidth(0.8)); draw((0,140)--origin--(220,0)); for(i=1;i<13;i=i+1) { draw((0,10*i)--(220,10*i)); } label("$0$",origin,W); label("$20$",(0,20),W); label("$40$",(0,40),W); label("$60$",(0,60),W); label("$80$",(0,80),W); label("$100$",(0,100),W); label("$120$",(0,120),W); path MonD=(20,0)--(20,60)--(30,60)--(30,0)--cycle,MonL=(30,0)--(30,70)--(40,70)--(40,0)--cycle,TuesD=(60,0)--(60,90)--(70,90)--(70,0)--cycle,TuesL=(70,0)--(70,80)--(80,80)--(80,0)--cycle,WedD=(100,0)--(100,100)--(110,100)--(110,0)--cycle,WedL=(110,0)--(110,120)--(120,120)--(120,0)--cycle,ThurD=(140,0)--(140,80)--(150,80)--(150,0)--cycle,ThurL=(150,0)--(150,110)--(160,110)--(160,0)--cycle,FriD=(180,0)--(180,70)--(190,70)--(190,0)--cycle,FriL=(190,0)--(190,50)--(200,50)--(200,0)--cycle; fill(MonD,grey); fill(MonL,lightgrey); fill(TuesD,grey); fill(TuesL,lightgrey); fill(WedD,grey); fill(WedL,lightgrey); fill(ThurD,grey); fill(ThurL,lightgrey); fill(FriD,grey); fill(FriL,lightgrey); draw(MonD^^MonL^^TuesD^^TuesL^^WedD^^WedL^^ThurD^^ThurL^^FriD^^FriL); label("M",(30,-5),S); label("Tu",(70,-5),S); label("W",(110,-5),S); label("Th",(150,-5),S); label("F",(190,-5),S); label("M",(-25,85),W); label("I",(-27,75),W); label("N",(-25,65),W); label("U",(-25,55),W); label("T",(-25,45),W); label("E",(-25,35),W); label("S",(-26,25),W);[/asy]

$\textbf{(A)}\ 6\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 8\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 9\qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 10\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 12$

Solution

Average the differences between each day. We get $10, -10,\text{ } 20,\text{ } 30,-20$. We find the average of this list to get $\boxed{\textbf{(A)}\ 6}$

See Also

2011 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 10
Followed by
Problem 12
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