2014 AMC 10A Problems/Problem 5
- The following problem is from both the 2014 AMC 12A #5 and 2014 AMC 10A #5, so both problems redirect to this page.
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Problem
On an algebra quiz, of the students scored points, scored points, scored points, and the rest scored points. What is the difference between the mean and median score of the students' scores on this quiz?
Solution 1
Without loss of generality, let there be students (the least whole number possible) who took the test. We have students score points, students score points, students score points and students score points. Therefore, the mean is and the median is .
Thus, the solution is
Solution 2
The percentage who scored points is . Now, we need to find the median, which is the score that splits the upper and lower .The lower scored or points, so the median is (since the upper is points and the lower is or ).The mean is . So, our solution is ~sosiaops
Solution 3
The -point scores make up of the scores, but the -point scores make up of the scores, so the median is .
of scores were more than the median, were more, were more, and the rest were equal. This means that the mean score is more than the median, so their difference is . ~emerald_block
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See Also
2014 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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Followed by Problem 6 | |
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All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions |
2014 AMC 12A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
Preceded by Problem 4 |
Followed by Problem 6 |
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 12 Problems and Solutions |
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