2021 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 5
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Problem
The quiz scores of a class with students have a mean of . The mean of a collection of of these quiz scores is . What is the mean of the remaining quiz scores in terms of ?
Solution 1 (Generalized)
The total score of the class is The total score of the quizzes is Therefore, for the remaining quizzes ( of them), the total score is Their mean score is
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Solution 2 (Specified Values and Observations)
Set The answer is the same as the last student's quiz score, which is From the answer choices, only is negative at
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Solution 3
You know that the mean of the first students is so that means all of them combined had a score of Set the mean of the remaining students (in other words the value you are trying to solve for), to The total number of remaining students in a class of size can be written as The total score students got combined can be written as and the total score all of the students in the class got was (the first twelve students, plus the remaining students). The mean of the whole class can be written as The mean of the class has already been given as so by just writing the equation and solving for (the mean of students) will give you the answer in terms of which is
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Video Solution (Simple and Quick)
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Video Solution
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4q1ji013JQ&list=PLexHyfQ8DMuKqltG3cHT7Di4jhVl6L4YJ&index=5
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Video Solution (Using Average Formula)
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Video Solution 4
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Video Solution by TheBeautyofMath
https://youtu.be/50CThrk3RcM/t=399
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See Also
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