2015 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 5
- The following problem is from both the 2015 AMC 12A #3 and 2015 AMC 10A #5, so both problems redirect to this page.
Problem
Mr. Patrick teaches math to students. He was grading tests and found that when he graded everyone's test except Payton's, the average grade for the class was . After he graded Payton's test, the test average became . What was Payton's score on the test?
Solution
If the average of the first peoples' scores was , then the sum of all of their tests is . When Payton's score was added, the sum of all of the scores became . So, Payton's score must be
Alternate Solution
The average of a set of numbers is the value we get if we evenly distribute the total across all entries. So assume that the first students each scored . If Payton also scored an , the average would still be . In order to increase the overall average to , we need to add one more point to all of the scores, including Payton's. This means we need to add a total of more points, so Payton needs
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See also
2015 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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