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.
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?
$\textbf{(A)}\ 1\qquad\textbf{(B)}\ 2\qquad\textbf{(C)}\ 3\qquad\textbf{(D)}}\ 4\qquad\textbf{(E)}\ 5$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Extra }, or forgotten $.)
Solution
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.
The median can be obtained by eliminating members from each group. The median is points.
The mean is equal to the total number of points divided by the number of people, which gives
Thus, the difference between the median and the mean is equal to
(Solution/revised by armalite46) ( fixed by TrueshotBarrage)
See Also
2014 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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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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