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During the first 11 months of a recent year, a certain charitable organization received an average of $20,600 per month in donations. How much did the organization receive in donations during December of that year if the average amount of donations per month for the entire year was $21,000? A. $21,400 B. $21,600 C. $24,000 D. $25,400 E. $25,800
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eleuth wrote: During the first 11 months of a recent year, a certain charitable organization received an average of $20,600 per month in donations. How much did the organization receive in donations during December of that year if the average amount of donations per month for the entire year was $21,000?
A. $21,400 B. $21,600 C. $24,000 D. $25,400 E. $25,800 The average to rise by $400, from $20,600 to $21,000, December donation should compensate those $400 for each of the first 11 months, so should have 11*400 more than $21,000: 11*400 + 21,000 = $25,400. Answer: D.
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27 Jul 2014, 11:31
Say for December month, It is X then \(11*(20600) + X = 12 * (21000)\) => x = 25400  Option D
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eleuth wrote: During the first 11 months of a recent year, a certain charitable organization received an average of $20,600 per month in donations. How much did the organization receive in donations during December of that year if the average amount of donations per month for the entire year was $21,000?
A. $21,400 B. $21,600 C. $24,000 D. $25,400 E. $25,800 Hello There, Average for 11 months = 20,600 M1 + M2 + ……. + M11  = 20,600 11 M1 + M2 +……..+ M11 = 20,600 X 11 = 2,26,600 Average for 12 months = 21,000 M1 + M2 + ……. + M11 + M12  = 21,000 12 (M1 + M2 +……..+ M11) + M12 = 21,000 X 12 2,26,600 + M12 = 2,52,000 M12 = 2,52,000 – 2,26,600 = 25,400
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bharatS wrote: eleuth wrote: During the first 11 months of a recent year, a certain charitable organization received an average of $20,600 per month in donations. How much did the organization receive in donations during December of that year if the average amount of donations per month for the entire year was $21,000?
A. $21,400 B. $21,600 C. $24,000 D. $25,400 E. $25,800 Hello There, Average for 11 months = 20,600 M1 + M2 + ……. + M11  = 20,600 11 M1 + M2 +……..+ M11 = 20,600 X 11 = 2,26,600 Average for 12 months = 21,000 M1 + M2 + ……. + M11 + M12  = 21,000 12 (M1 + M2 +……..+ M11) + M12 = 21,000 X 12 2,26,600 + M12 = 2,52,000 M12 = 2,52,000 – 2,26,600 = 25,400 Your method is correct but it involves quite a bit of calculations. The method used by Bunuel above is much more crisp. This method is discussed in detail here: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/04 ... eticmean/Check it out.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: bharatS wrote: eleuth wrote: During the first 11 months of a recent year, a certain charitable organization received an average of $20,600 per month in donations. How much did the organization receive in donations during December of that year if the average amount of donations per month for the entire year was $21,000?
A. $21,400 B. $21,600 C. $24,000 D. $25,400 E. $25,800 Hello There, Average for 11 months = 20,600 M1 + M2 + ……. + M11  = 20,600 11 M1 + M2 +……..+ M11 = 20,600 X 11 = 2,26,600 Average for 12 months = 21,000 M1 + M2 + ……. + M11 + M12  = 21,000 12 (M1 + M2 +……..+ M11) + M12 = 21,000 X 12 2,26,600 + M12 = 2,52,000 M12 = 2,52,000 – 2,26,600 = 25,400 Your method is correct but it involves quite a bit of calculations. The method used by Bunuel above is much more crisp. This method is discussed in detail here: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2012/04 ... eticmean/Check it out. Hello There, Ya, was just trying to explain the concept. Surely will follow Bunuel. Thanks for your inputs.
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While I like the response by MKS, I also tried to do it another way and it doesn't work out. Could you tell me what I am doing wrong?
So, starting by looking for the sum of the earning we have: 20600 = S/11 > S = 226600
Then if we add the remaining earning for the last month of the year this becomes: 21000 = (226600 + x) / 12 => x = 229400, which is wrong...



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Hi pacifist85, Your setup and logic are fine. When you get to this point in the "math".... 21000 = (226600 + x) / 12 ....What did you do next? (you include a value for X that was incorrect, so I don't know HOW you worked through your math). Here is a correct series of math "steps": 21,000(12) = 252,000 252,000 = 226,600 + X 25,400 = X Final Answer: GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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Hi Rich,
What I did next was to just solve for X: 21000 = (226600 + x) / 12 => x = 229400.
So, my reasoning behind this was to add the missing amount to the S ( 226600 + x ) and divide again by 12, because now we have a new day to account for ( / 12 ). And I know see that I actually get the correct answer. As 21000*12=226600+x > 252000 = 226600 + x > 252000  226600 = x > x = 25400.
At the moment I don't know what my problem was.. Perhaps I shouldn't be GMATing for 12 hours evryday...
But, what did you mean with "What did you do next? (you include a value for X that was incorrect, so I don't know HOW you worked through your math)". Why was adding X there incorrect?
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Hi pacifist85, I was asking about how you did your calculation because you did not include that information. There was just a number (229,400) and a comment stating "...which is wrong." You got to that number somehow, but you did not explain how. Just about every Test Taker makes some silly mistakes during practice; to keep those silly mistakes from happening AGAIN, it's important to define WHY they happened in the first place. Maybe you didn't take enough notes, maybe you did math in your head, maybe you used "math rules" incorrectly. Whatever the reason, by defining it....you should be able to fix it. GMAT assassins aren't born, they're made, Rich
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Thank you Rich. It is true that I make such silly mistakes more often than I should. Be it in mistakes is easy calculations or even copying the figures incorrectly... Not sure what is wrong there. I guess I cannot focus as much as needed!
Thank you though, because up until you told me that the solution seems correct (apart from the result of course) I was thinking that I was solving the problem incorrectly. Which was surprising since statistics is one of my strengths!



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Hi Bunuel VeritasPrepKarishma, I was reviewing the GMATPrep mock I gave today, I scored a Q48 with 7 incorrect, with last 17 Q's correct. This particular question came as Q28( The difficulty level mentioned here is sub 600), and Q27 that came in the mock has a difficulty level of 700+ on GMAT Club, are the GMAT prep test not adaptive? or is the same fluctuation in the difficulty level of the Q can be expected in the Exam? I am a retaker, have Q46 and Q44 in my previous two attempts, so needed to be sure, whether this is an inflated score or pretty much according to my current ability. Exam Pack 1 : GMAT3 (Q48,V37) GMAT4(Q48,V39) TIA



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believer700 wrote: Hi Bunuel VeritasPrepKarishma, I was reviewing the GMATPrep mock I gave today, I scored a Q48 with 7 incorrect, with last 17 Q's correct. This particular question came as Q28( The difficulty level mentioned here is sub 600), and Q27 that came in the mock has a difficulty level of 700+ on GMAT Club, are the GMAT prep test not adaptive? or is the same fluctuation in the difficulty level of the Q can be expected in the Exam? I am a retaker, have Q46 and Q44 in my previous two attempts, so needed to be sure, whether this is an inflated score or pretty much according to my current ability. Exam Pack 1 : GMAT3 (Q48,V37) GMAT4(Q48,V39) TIA GMAT Prep is adaptive. Some sudden variation in difficulty level could be there because the algorithm considers various aspects (other than the difficulty level) such as the topics that still need to be tested, the question format to be given etc while selecting the next question. There is no reason for the score to be inflated.
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VeritasPrepKarishma wrote: believer700 wrote: Hi Bunuel VeritasPrepKarishma, I was reviewing the GMATPrep mock I gave today, I scored a Q48 with 7 incorrect, with last 17 Q's correct. This particular question came as Q28( The difficulty level mentioned here is sub 600), and Q27 that came in the mock has a difficulty level of 700+ on GMAT Club, are the GMAT prep test not adaptive? or is the same fluctuation in the difficulty level of the Q can be expected in the Exam? I am a retaker, have Q46 and Q44 in my previous two attempts, so needed to be sure, whether this is an inflated score or pretty much according to my current ability. Exam Pack 1 : GMAT3 (Q48,V37) GMAT4(Q48,V39) TIA GMAT Prep is adaptive. Some sudden variation in difficulty level could be there because the algorithm considers various aspects (other than the difficulty level) such as the topics that still need to be tested, the question format to be given etc while selecting the next question. There is no reason for the score to be inflated. This helps a lot. Many thanks



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MKS wrote: Say for December month, It is X
then \(11*(20600) + X = 12 * (21000)\) => x = 25400  Option D well I spent way too much time trying to find a way avoiding the long multiplication
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jadon wrote: During the first 11 months of a recent year, a certain charitable organization received an average of $20,600 per month in donations. How much did the organization receive in donations during December of that year if the average amount of donations per month for the entire year was $21,000?
A. $21,400 B. $21,600 C. $24,000 D. $25,400 E. $25,800 average for 11 months = 20,600 20,600= x/11 x=226,600 average for the year= 21,000 21,000=x/12 x=252,000 252,000226,600= 25,400




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