# 2020 AMC 8 Problems/Problem 14

## Problem

There are $20$ cities in the County of Newton. Their populations are shown in the bar chart below. The average population of all the cities is indicated by the horizontal dashed line. Which of the following is closest to the total population of all $20$ cities?

$[asy] // made by SirCalcsALot size(300); pen shortdashed=linetype(new real[] {6,6}); for (int i = 2000; i < 9000; i = i + 2000) { draw((0,i)--(11550,i), linewidth(0.5)+1.5*grey); label(string(i), (0,i), W); } for (int i = 500; i < 9300; i=i+500) { draw((0,i)--(150,i),linewidth(1.25)); if (i % 2000 == 0) { draw((0,i)--(250,i),linewidth(1.25)); } } int[] data = {8750, 3800, 5000, 2900, 6400, 7500, 4100, 1400, 2600, 1470, 2600, 7100, 4070, 7500, 7000, 8100, 1900, 1600, 5850, 5750}; int data_length = 20; int r = 550; for (int i = 0; i < data_length; ++i) { fill(((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100,0)--cycle, 1.5*grey); draw(((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100,0)); } draw((0,4750)--(11450,4750),shortdashed); label("Cities", (11450*0.5,0), S); label(rotate(90)*"Population", (0,9000*0.5), 10*W); // axis draw((0,0)--(0,9300), linewidth(1.25)); draw((0,0)--(11550,0), linewidth(1.25)); [/asy]$

$\textbf{(A) }65{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(B) }75{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(C) }85{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(D) }95{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(E) }105{,}000$

## Solution

We can see that the dotted line is exactly halfway between $4{,}500$ and $5{,}000$, so it is at $4{,}750$. As this is the average population of all $20$ cities, the total population is simply $4{,}750 \cdot 20 = \boxed{\textbf{(D) }95{,}000}$.

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