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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>. | + | 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== |
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Problem
There are 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 cities?
Solution 1
We can see that the dotted line is exactly halfway between and , so it is at . As this is the average population of all cities, the total population is simply .
Solution 2 (estimation)
The dashed line, which represents the average population of each city, is slightly below . Since there are cities, the answer is slightly less than , which is closest to .
Video Solution
See also
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