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# How far did Ken jump on his fifth and final attempt in the

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19 Oct 2008, 19:23
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How far did Ken jump on his fifth and final attempt in the state long jump finals?

(1) On his final jump, Ken exceeded the average length of his first four jumps by 2.5 feet.
(2) Ken’s final jump increased the length of his average (arithmetic mean) jump from 22.5 feet to 23 feet.

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19 Oct 2008, 19:35
looks like its B

you can multiply 22.5*4 and get 90
from there u can get 23*5 = 115

the difference is his last jump 25
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19 Oct 2008, 20:56

We need to calculate the length of final jump.

a)It only tells that Ken exceeded the average length of his first four jumps by 2.5 feet.but we don't know about the first four jumps of Ken.

b)It tells Ken’s final jump increased the length of his average (arithmetic mean) jump from 22.5 feet to 23 feet.

This gives that total length of jump of first four was 4*22.5.
and finally the total for five was 5*23.

Hence the length of final jump was (5*23)-(4*22.5) thus B is sufficient.
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