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==Solution 2 (estimation)==
 
==Solution 2 (estimation)==
The dashed line, which represents the average population of each city, is slightly below <math>5{,}000</math>. Since there are <math>20</math> cities, the answer is slightly less than <math>20\cdot 5{,}000 \approx 100{,}000</math>, which is closest to <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) }95,000}</math>.
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The dashed line, which represents the average population of each city, is slightly below <math>5{,}000</math>. Since there are <math>20</math> cities, the answer is slightly less than <math>20\cdot 5{,}000 \approx 100{,}000</math>, which is closest to <math>\boxed{\textbf{(D) }95{,}000}</math>.
  
 
==Video Solution==
 
==Video Solution==

Revision as of 08:02, 26 November 2020

Problem

There are $20$ cities in the County of Newton. Their populations are shown in the bar chart below. The average population of all the cities is indicated by the horizontal dashed line. Which of the following is closest to the total population of all $20$ cities?

[asy] size(300);  pen shortdashed=linetype(new real[] {6,6});  // axis draw((0,0)--(0,9300), linewidth(1.25)); draw((0,0)--(11550,0), linewidth(1.25));  for (int i = 2000; i < 9000; i = i + 2000) {     draw((0,i)--(11550,i), linewidth(0.5)+1.5*grey);     label(string(i), (0,i), W); }   for (int i = 500; i < 9300; i=i+500) {     draw((0,i)--(150,i),linewidth(1.25));     if (i % 2000 == 0) {         draw((0,i)--(250,i),linewidth(1.25));     } }  int[] data = {8750, 3800, 5000, 2900, 6400, 7500, 4100, 1400, 2600, 1470, 2600, 7100, 4070, 7500, 7000, 8100, 1900, 1600, 5850, 5750}; int data_length = 20;  int r = 550; for (int i = 0; i < data_length; ++i) {     fill(((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100,0)--cycle, 1.5*grey);     draw(((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+1)*r,0)--((i+1)*r, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100, data[i])--((i+2)*r-100,0)); }  draw((0,4750)--(11450,4750),shortdashed);  label("Cities", (11450*0.5,0), S); label(rotate(90)*"Population", (0,9000*0.5), 10*W); [/asy]

$\textbf{(A) }65{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(B) }75{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(C) }85{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(D) }95{,}000 \qquad \textbf{(E) }105{,}000$

Solution 1

We can see that the dotted line is exactly halfway between $4{,}500$ and $5{,}000$, so it is at $4{,}750$. As this is the average population of all $20$ cities, the total population is simply $4{,}750 \cdot 20 = \boxed{\textbf{(D) }95{,}000}$.

Solution 2 (estimation)

The dashed line, which represents the average population of each city, is slightly below $5{,}000$. Since there are $20$ cities, the answer is slightly less than $20\cdot 5{,}000 \approx 100{,}000$, which is closest to $\boxed{\textbf{(D) }95{,}000}$.

Video Solution

https://youtu.be/5y4uDwZEF0M

See also

2020 AMC 8 (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 13
Followed by
Problem 15
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