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Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of $74,$69, $64,$79, $64,$84, and $77. What was the Smiths' average (arithmetic mean) weekly grocery bill over the 7-week period? A.$64

B. $70 C.$73

D. $74 E.$85

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Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of $7 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Jun 2018, 18:28 6 9 Bunuel wrote: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of$74, $69,$64 $79,$64, $84, and$77. What was the Smiths' average (arithmetic mean) weekly grocery bill over the 7-week period?

A. $64 B.$70

C. $73 D.$74

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First, choose a nice, round number, such as 70, within the range of values.

Then calculate the average with the following formula:

Average = Nice number + Average of differences from the nice number

Average = 70 + (4 - 1 - 6 + 9 - 6 + 14 + 7)/7 = 70 + 21/7 =73

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Re: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of $7 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 28 Jun 2018, 18:07 1 Bunuel wrote: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of$74, $69,$64, $79,$64, $84, and$77. What was the Smiths' average (arithmetic mean) weekly grocery bill over the 7-week period?

A. $64 B.$70

C. $73 D.$74

E. $85 We can determine the average using the formula: average = sum / number: average = (74 + 69 + 64 + 79 + 64 + 84 + 77)/7 = 511/7 = 73 Answer: C _________________ # Scott Woodbury-Stewart Founder and CEO Scott@TargetTestPrep.com 122 Reviews 5-star rated online GMAT quant self study course See why Target Test Prep is the top rated GMAT quant course on GMAT Club. Read Our Reviews If you find one of my posts helpful, please take a moment to click on the "Kudos" button. VP Joined: 14 Feb 2017 Posts: 1310 Location: Australia Concentration: Technology, Strategy GMAT 1: 560 Q41 V26 GMAT 2: 550 Q43 V23 GMAT 3: 650 Q47 V33 GMAT 4: 650 Q44 V36 GMAT 5: 650 Q48 V31 GMAT 6: 600 Q38 V35 GPA: 3 WE: Management Consulting (Consulting) Re: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of$7  [#permalink]

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Admittedly I made a stupid mistake and I organised the numbers in ascending order then selected the median (74) instead of solving Sum/# Terms

The method I used is only for consecutive integers and the punishment answer D is there for suckers like me.
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Re: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of $7 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 25 Jun 2018, 05:10 Solution Given: • Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of$74, $69,$64, $79,$64, $84, and$77

To find:
• Smith’s average weekly grocery bill over the 7-week period

Approach and Working:
• Smith’s total bill amount over the 7-week period = (74 + 69 + 64 + 79 + 64 + 84 + 77) = 511
• Therefore, Smith’s average bill amount over the same period = $$\frac{511}{7}$$ = 73

Hence, the correct answer is option C.

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28 Aug 2018, 03:42
Bunuel wrote:
Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of $74,$69, $64,$79, $64,$84, and $77. What was the Smiths' average (arithmetic mean) weekly grocery bill over the 7-week period? A.$64

B. $70 C.$73

D. $74 E.$85

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Easy way out is consider avg 70 -
so diff for all terms is 4, -1 , -6, 9 , -6,14, 7 = sum is 21 = divided by 7 = equal to 3 so 70 +3 = 73 avg
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Re: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of $7 [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Sep 2018, 07:34 Bunuel wrote: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of$74, $69,$64, $79,$64, $84, and$77. What was the Smiths' average (arithmetic mean) weekly grocery bill over the 7-week period?

A. $64 B.$70

C. $73 D.$74

E. $85 NEW question from GMAT® Official Guide 2019 (PS07369) $$\frac{( 70 + 4 ) + ( 70 - 1 ) + ( 60 + 4 ) + ( 80 - 1 ) + ( 60 + 4 ) + ( 80 + 4 ) + ( 70 + 7 )}{7}$$ = $$\frac{( 70 + 70 + 60 + 80 + 60 + 80 + 70 ) + ( 4 - 1 + 4 - 1 + 4 + 4 + 7 )}{7}$$ = $$\frac{490 + 21}{7}$$ = $$\frac{490}{7} + \frac{21}{7}$$ = $$70 + 3$$ = $$73$$, Answer must be (C) _________________ Thanks and Regards Abhishek.... PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR POSTING IN QA AND VA FORUM AND USE SEARCH FUNCTION BEFORE POSTING NEW QUESTIONS How to use Search Function in GMAT Club | Rules for Posting in QA forum | Writing Mathematical Formulas |Rules for Posting in VA forum | Request Expert's Reply ( VA Forum Only ) Intern Joined: 02 May 2018 Posts: 12 GMAT 1: 620 Q46 V29 Re: Over the past 7 weeks, the Smith family had weekly grocery bills of$7  [#permalink]

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10 Sep 2018, 07:46
We can rule out
64, 74 and 85 as they are the extreme numbers.
That leaves just two choices to choose from 70 and 73.

Only 3 values in the 60s and therefore less likely for 70.

73 is the most likely choice. Confirm 73 by taking difference and summing it up
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