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# A total of 22 men and 26 women were at a party, and the

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A total of 22 men and 26 women were at a party, and the average (arithmetic mean) age of all of the adults at the party was exactly 35 years. If the average age of the men was exactly 38 years, which of the following was closest to the average age, in years, of the women?

A. 31 B. 31.5 C. 32 D. 32.5 E. 33

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14 May 2008, 16:02
goalsnr wrote:
A total of 22 men and 26 women were at a party, and the average (arithmetic mean) age of all of the adults at the party was exactly 35 years. If the average age of the men was exactly 38 years, which of the following was closest to the average age, in years, of the women?

A. 31 B. 31.5 C. 32 D. 32.5 E. 33

Is there a less time consuming menthod to solve this problem?

Is the answer D 32.5 ?

I did 48*35=1680 and 22*38=836

1680-836= 844 and 844/26 =32.4.....
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Hello,
Also found D.
Same method as you!
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