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On 3 sales John has received commissions of $240, $80, and $110, and

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On 3 sales John has received commissions of $240, $80, and $110, and he has 1 additional sale pending. If John is to receive an average (arithmetic mean) commission of exactly $150 on the 4 sales, then the 4th commission must be

(A) $164
(B) $170
(C) $175
(D) $182
(E) $185

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Category: Arithmetic Statistics
Page: 66
Difficulty: 600


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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

On 3 sales John has received commissions of $240, $80, and $110, and he has 1 additional sale pending. If John is to receive an average (arithmetic mean) commission of exactly $150 on the 4 sales, then the 4th commission must be

(A) $164
(B) $170
(C) $175
(D) $182
(E) $185



Instead of adding all and making calculation messy, lets work on difference.
We need to have 150 as average, so 1st value = +90
2nd value = -70
3rd value = -40
adding all the difference = -20, so the 4th value should compensate for -20 by adding +20 to 150 which is 170. Option B)
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Bunuel wrote:
The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

On 3 sales John has received commissions of $240, $80, and $110, and he has 1 additional sale pending. If John is to receive an average (arithmetic mean) commission of exactly $150 on the 4 sales, then the 4th commission must be

(A) $164
(B) $170
(C) $175
(D) $182
(E) $185

Problem Solving
Question: 32
Category: Arithmetic Statistics
Page: 66
Difficulty: 600


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Just observe the numbers provided

All commissions are multiples of 10; average is also multiple of 10

So the 4th commission would also be multiple of 10

Only 170 fits in

Answer = B
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[quote="Bunuel"]The Official Guide For GMAT® Quantitative Review, 2ND Edition

On 3 sales John has received commissions of $240, $80, and $110, and he has 1 additional sale pending. If John is to receive an average (arithmetic mean) commission of exactly $150 on the 4 sales, then the 4th commission must be

(A) $164
(B) $170
(C) $175
(D) $182
(E) $185

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Category: Arithmetic Statistics
Page: 66
Difficulty: 600


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(140+50+240+x)/(4)=150
600=430+x
x=170
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one more method:TAKING RELATIVES

take avg =150

so $240is +90 more than average, $80is -70 less than average , and $110 is -40 less than average

so in total=+90-70-40=-20

so in order to compensate we need 20 more than the average we took for relative measure i.e 150,

so answer=150+20=170

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Bunuel wrote:
On 3 sales John has received commissions of $240, $80, and $110, and he has 1 additional sale pending. If John is to receive an average (arithmetic mean) commission of exactly $150 on the 4 sales, then the 4th commission must be

(A) $164
(B) $170
(C) $175
(D) $182
(E) $185


240 + 80 + 110 + x = 150*4

Or, 430 + x = 600

So, x = 170, answer will be (B)

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