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In Tom’s favorite game he has a certain average for the [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 11:31
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In Tom’s favorite game he has a certain average for the first 25 rounds. After scoring 140 points in the 26th his average improves by 3 points. What is his new average after the 26th round?

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Re: PS - Averages [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 12:35
I was able to solve this in a somewhat convoluted way:

I set the Total points for 25 tries to be X

so x/25 +3 = (x +140)/26

Solving for X, X = 1550

Old Avg = 1550/25 = 62
New Avg = 62+3 = 65
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Re: PS - Averages [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 12:43
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Hi all,

could someone explain to me how to solve this problem:

In Tom’s favorite game he has a certain average for the first 25 rounds. After scoring 140 points in the 26th his average improves by 3 points. What is his new average after the 26th round?

The answer is 65!

Many thanks and good luck to all of you!

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Step by step solution:

Let Tom's average for the first 25 rounds be x, then the sum of the points will be 25x. After scoring 140 the new sum will be 25x+140 and the new average will be (25x+140)/26, which is given to equal to x+3: (25x+140)/26=x+3 --> x=62 --> x+3=65.
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Re: In Tom’s favorite game he has a certain average for the [#permalink] New post 27 Feb 2012, 13:42
I got it. Many thanks for your helpful solution.
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