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When they score <math>40</math>, 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.
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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.
 
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Revision as of 17:48, 25 November 2015

Billy's basketball team scored the following points over the course of the first 11 games of the season: \[42, 47, 53, 53, 58, 58, 58, 61, 64, 65, 73\] If his team scores 40 in the 12th game, which of the following statistics will show an increase?

$\textbf{(A) } \text{range} \qquad \textbf{(B) } \text{median} \qquad \textbf{(C) } \text{mean} \qquad \textbf{(D) } \text{mode} \qquad \textbf{(E) } \text{mid-range}$

When they score a $40$ on the next game, the range increases from $73-42=31$ to $73-40=33$. This means the $\boxed{\textbf{(A) } \text{range}}$ increased.

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