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==Problem== | ==Problem== | ||
− | Billy's basketball team scored the following points over the course of the first <math>11</math> games of the season. If his team scores <math>40</math> in the <math> | + | Billy's basketball team scored the following points over the course of the first <math>11</math> games of the season. If his team scores <math>40</math> in the <math>12^{th}</math> game, which of the following statistics will show an increase? |
<cmath>42, 47, 53, 53, 58, 58, 58, 61, 64, 65, 73</cmath> | <cmath>42, 47, 53, 53, 58, 58, 58, 61, 64, 65, 73</cmath> | ||
− | < | + | <math>\textbf{(A) } \text{range} \qquad \textbf{(B) } \text{median} \qquad \textbf{(C) } \text{mean} \qquad \textbf{(D) } \text{mode} \qquad \textbf{(E) } \text{mid-range} </math> |
==Solutions== | ==Solutions== | ||
===Solution 1=== | ===Solution 1=== | ||
− | When they score a < | + | When they score a <math>40</math> on the next game, the range increases from <math>73-42=31</math> to <math>73-40=33</math>. This means the <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A) } \text{range}}</math> increased. |
===Solution 2=== | ===Solution 2=== | ||
− | Because < | + | Because <math>40</math> is less than the score of every game they've played so far, the measures of center will never rise. Only measures of spread, such as the <math>\boxed{\textbf{(A)}~\text{range}}</math>, may increase. |
{{AMC8 box|year=2015|num-b=4|num-a=6}} | {{AMC8 box|year=2015|num-b=4|num-a=6}} | ||
{{MAA Notice}} | {{MAA Notice}} |
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Problem
Billy's basketball team scored the following points over the course of the first games of the season. If his team scores in the game, which of the following statistics will show an increase?
Solutions
Solution 1
When they score a on the next game, the range increases from to . This means the increased.
Solution 2
Because is less than the score of every game they've played so far, the measures of center will never rise. Only measures of spread, such as the , may increase.
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