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# The table above shows the number of employees at each of four salary

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The table above shows the number of employees at each of four salary levels at Company X. What is the average (arithmetic mean) salary for the 20 employees?

A. $23,500 B.$23,750
C. $23,900 D.$24,125
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B. $23,750 C.$23,900
D. $24,125 E.$24,250

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avg = $$\frac{(20000*5 + 22000*4 + 25000*8 + 30000*3)}{20}$$ = 23900

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22 Apr 2018, 04:04
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Remove zeros and add them later

Av=20*5 +22*4 +8*25 +30*3 /20
=23.9 multiply by 1000 =23900

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16 Aug 2018, 01:49
Hi,
Simply assume that all get 20,000 then the average would have been 20,000.
Now 4 people get 2000 more than average, 8 people get 5000 more than average, 3 people get 10000 more than average
the total would be (4*2000)+(8*5000)+(3*10000)=78000
And this additional 78000 would be divided equally among 20 people

newavg= 20,000+(78000/20)
=20,000+3900
=23,900

Hence Option C

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