2016 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 7

Problem

The mean, median, and mode of the $7$ data values $60, 100, x, 40, 50, 200, 90$ are all equal to $x$. What is the value of $x$?

$\textbf{(A)}\ 50 \qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 60 \qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 75 \qquad\textbf{(D)}\ 90 \qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 100$

Solution

Since $x$ is the mean, \begin{align*} x&=\frac{60+100+x+40+50+200+90}{7}\\ &=\frac{540+x}{7}. \end{align*}

Therefore, $7x=540+x$, so $x=\boxed{\textbf{(D) }90}.$

Check

Order the list: $\{40,50,60,90,100,200\}$. $x$ must be either $60$ or $90$ because it is both the median and the mode of the set. Thus $90$ is correct.

Video Solution

https://youtu.be/XXX4_oBHuGk?t=163

~IceMatrix

https://youtu.be/joLWmbpvrCw

~savannahsolver

See Also

2016 AMC 10A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 6
Followed by
Problem 8
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions
2016 AMC 12A (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
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Problem 3
Followed by
Problem 5
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All AMC 12 Problems and Solutions

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