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If there are 32 guests at a party, what is the average (arithmetic mean) age of the guests?
(1) The sum of the ages of the guests is 1536 years
(2) The youngest guest, Tracy, is 24 years old and the oldest guest, Pat, is 68 years old

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(1) The sum of the ages of the guests is 1536 years
Knowing the sum of the guest's age and the total number of guests, we can compute mean by using formula
Average(mean) = Total(sum of ages)/Number of guests.
Hence, sufficient.

(2) The youngest guest, Tracy, is 24 years old and the oldest guest, Pat, is 68 years old
Another method of finding the mean for a set of numbers is
Average(mean) = (First element + Last element)/2
However, this is possible if and only if the numbers are in a AP.
Here we do know the first and last element, but we don't know if the numbers are in an AP.
Hence, insufficient. (Option A)

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If there are 32 guests at a party, what is the average (arithmetic mean) age of the guests?
(1) The sum of the ages of the guests is 1536 years
(2) The youngest guest, Tracy, is 24 years old and the oldest guest, Pat, is 68 years old


Average = Sum of ages / total number of guests

Given total number of guests \(= 32\)

(1) The sum of the ages of the guests is 1536 years.

Average \(= \frac{1536}{32} = 48\)

I is Sufficient.

(2) The youngest guest, Tracy, is 24 years old and the oldest guest, Pat, is 68 years old.

We cannot find the sum of ages of the guests. Hence II is Not Sufficient.

Answer (A)...


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