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If the average (arithmetic mean) of 3, 6, 10, m and n is 9, then what

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(3+6+10+m+n)/5 = 9
Solving we get m+n = 26

(m+4+n-2)/2 = (m+n+2)/2 = 28/2 = 14.
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If the average (arithmetic mean) of 3, 6, 10, m and n is 9, then what is the average of m + 4 and n – 2 ?

(A) 9
(B) 13
(C) 14
(D) 18
(E) 26


3 + 6 + 10 + m + n = 45

Or, ( m + n ) + 19 = 45

Or, m + n = 26


Now, the average of m + 4 and n – 2 is

= \(\frac{(m + n ) + 4 - 2}{2}\)

= \(\frac{28}{2}\)

= \(14\), Answer will be (C)
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If the average (arithmetic mean) of 3, 6, 10, m and n is 9, then what is the average of m + 4 and n – 2 ?

(A) 9
(B) 13
(C) 14
(D) 18
(E) 26



Average of m+4 and n-2 is \(\frac{m+n+4-2}{2} = \frac{m+n}{2} + 1\) = Average of m,n + 1

It has been given that the average of 5 numbers is 9, making their sum 45.
Of the 5 numbers, we know that three of the numbers total 19. So, m+n=26
Average of m and n is 13.

Therefore, the average of m+4 and n-2 is 13+1 = 14(Option C)
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Bunuel wrote:
If the average (arithmetic mean) of 3, 6, 10, m and n is 9, then what is the average of m + 4 and n – 2 ?

(A) 9
(B) 13
(C) 14
(D) 18
(E) 26


We can use the formula for the arithmetic mean to create the equation:

(3 + 6 + 10 + m + n)/5 = 9

19 + m + n = 45

m + n = 26

We need to determine the average of m + 4 and n – 2; thus:

(m + 4 + n - 2)/2 = (m + n + 4 - 2)/2 = (26 + 4 - 2)/2 = 28/2 = 14

Answer: C
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Re: If the average (arithmetic mean) of 3, 6, 10, m and n is 9, then what [#permalink]

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Find average of 3, 6, 10, m and n first.
(3+6+10+m+n)/5 = 9
Simplify the equation:
3+6+10+m+n = 45
m+n = 26

Problem is asking for average of (m+4) and (n-2):
[(m+4)+(n-2)]/2 = ?
(m+n+2)/2 = ?
Substituting m+n into the equation, (26+2)/2 = 14 (Option C)
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If the average (arithmetic mean) of 3, 6, 10, m and n is 9, then what is the average of m + 4 and n – 2 ?

(A) 9
(B) 13
(C) 14
(D) 18
(E) 26


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Bunuel wrote:
If the average (arithmetic mean) of 3, 6, 10, m and n is 9, then what is the average of m + 4 and n – 2 ?

(A) 9
(B) 13
(C) 14
(D) 18
(E) 26


\(\frac{3+6+10+m+n}{5}\) = 9

19 + m +n = 45...........m+n = 26 & m++4+n-2 = m +n +2 = 28

Average = \(\frac{28}{2}\) =14

Answer: C
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[{(9-3)+(9-6)+(9-10)+4-2}/2]+9

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3 is 6 less than 9(average) & 6 is 3 less and 10 is 1 more so we got 8 less that has to be covered by m and n so average of m and n is 9+(8/2)= 13 and then m+4 and n-2 we have 2 as extra other than m &n and by dividing it with 2 we get 1 which is added to average of m & n so final answer is 14

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