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following gives you table of number of days it takes to deliver the mail.

Days - number of mails
1 - 10
2 - 15
3 - 20
4 - x
5 - 30

whats the value of x so that average number of days it takes to deliver the mails is 3.
Thanks in advance.

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12 May 2008, 08:24
shmistry wrote:
following gives you table of number of days it takes to deliver the mail.

Days - number of mails
1 - 10
2 - 15
3 - 20
4 - x
5 - 30

whats the value of x so that average number of days it takes to deliver the mails is 3.
Thanks in advance.

Wow, who can understand and solve this?

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12 May 2008, 10:20
something wrong with the question?

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12 May 2008, 10:31
I tried to look at it a couple different ways but the either way the missing number would have to be negative for the average to be 3. So I'm not sure what it's asking.

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12 May 2008, 10:40
I am not sure about the numbers here. You can use bigger numbers and tell me the approach.
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12 May 2008, 17:17
shmistry wrote:
I am not sure about the numbers here. You can use bigger numbers and tell me the approach.
Thanks

Are you missing some probability weighting?
e.g. 20% receive 10 letters, 10% receive 15 letters, etc.

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12 May 2008, 19:49
no..it wasnt percentage.. i am 99% sure this is what i saw .

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12 May 2008, 20:03
I would advise you not to make that admission

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