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If a racehorse runs an average(arithmetic mean) of m miles per race for r races and then runs n miles in its next race, what is the average number of miles the horse has run for the r + 1 races?

a) (rm + n)/r+1
b) (m + n)/r+1
c) (m + n)/r
d) r(m + n)/r+1
e) (m + rn)/r+1

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Average miles ran per race = m for r no of races. So total miles = m*r

Miles ran in next race = n

Total Miles ran = m*r + n in r+1 races

Average miles = Total miles/Total no of races = (m*r + n)/(r + 1)

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If a racehorse runs an average(arithmetic mean) of m miles per race for r races and then runs n miles in its next race, what is the average number of miles the horse has run for the r + 1 races?

a) (rm + n)/r+1
b) (m + n)/r+1
c) (m + n)/r
d) r(m + n)/r+1
e) (m + rn)/r+1

Please assist with above problem.


Total distance run in \(r\) races = \(rm\)
Distance run in last race is \(n\)

So, Total Distance Run = \(rm\) \(+\) \(n\)
Total run = \(r + 1\)

Hence average will be \(\frac{rm + n}{r+1}\)

So, Correct answer will be (A)

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If a racehorse runs an average(arithmetic mean) of m miles per race for r races and then runs n miles in its next race, what is the average number of miles the horse has run for the r + 1 races?

a) (rm + n)/r+1
b) (m + n)/r+1
c) (m + n)/r
d) r(m + n)/r+1
e) (m + rn)/r+1


We are given that a racehorse runs an average (arithmetic mean) of m miles per race for r races and then runs n miles in its next race. We need to determine the average number of miles the horse has run for r + 1 races. Let’s plug the given information into the average formula.

average = sum/quantity

Since the racehorse runs an average (arithmetic mean) of m miles per race for r races, the initial sum = mr and the initial quantity is r.

Since the racehorse then runs n miles in its next race, the new sum is mr + n and the new quantity is r + 1.

Thus, the average number of miles that the horse runs for r + 1 races is:

(mr + n)/(r + 1)

Answer: A
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