# Difference between revisions of "2005 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 6"

## Problem

The average (mean) of $20$ numbers is $30$, and the average of $30$ other numbers is $20$. What is the average of all $50$ numbers? $\mathrm{(A) \ } 23\qquad \mathrm{(B) \ } 24\qquad \mathrm{(C) \ } 25\qquad \mathrm{(D) \ } 26\qquad \mathrm{(E) \ } 27$

## Solution

Since the average of the first $20$ numbers is $30$, their sum is $20\cdot30=600$.

Since the average of $30$ other numbers is $20$, their sum is $30\cdot20=600$.

So the sum of all $50$ numbers is $600+600=1200$

Therefore, the average of all $50$ numbers is $\frac{1200}{50}=24 \Longrightarrow \mathrm{(B)}$

## See also

 2005 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 5 Followed byProblem 7 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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