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For the past x laps around the track, Steven’s average time per lap was 51 seconds. If a lap of 39 seconds would reduce his average time per lap to 49 seconds, what is the value of x?

(A) 2
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 10
(E) 12

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For the past x laps around the track, Steven’s average time per lap was 51 seconds. If a lap of 39 seconds would reduce his average time per lap to 49 seconds, what is the value of x?

(A) 2
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 10
(E) 12


Total time for \(x\) laps \(= 51*x\)

total time after additional lap of \(39\) sec \(= 49*(x+1)\)

therefore \(51x+39=49(1+x)\)

or \(x=5\)

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Bunuel wrote:
For the past x laps around the track, Steven’s average time per lap was 51 seconds. If a lap of 39 seconds would reduce his average time per lap to 49 seconds, what is the value of x?

(A) 2
(B) 5
(C) 6
(D) 10
(E) 12

A* n = S

First x laps: 51 * x
Extra lap : 39 * 1
Sum: 51x + 39
Total number n of laps: x + 1

A = S/n, where A = 49

\(\frac{(51x+39)}{(x+1)} = 49\)

\((51x+39)= 49(x+1)\)

\(51x+39= 49x+49\)

\(2x = 10\)

\(x = 5\)

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