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What is the average (arithmetic mean) of a, b, and c ?

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the average (arithmetic mean) of a, b, and c ?

(1) a + 2b + 3c = 10

(2) 3a + 2b + c = 14


Basically we need the value of \(a+b+c\), to determine the average

Statement 1: \(a+2b+3c=10\) cannot be factorized to get \(a+b+c\). Insufficient

Statement 2: \(3a+2b+c=14\) cannot be factorized to get \(a+b+c\). Insufficient

Combining 1 & 2: add the two equations to get \(4a+4b+4c=24 => a+b+c=6\). Sufficient

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the average (arithmetic mean) of a, b, and c ?

(1) a + 2b + 3c = 10

(2) 3a + 2b + c = 14


Combining (1) (2), we have
a + 2b + 3c +3a + 2b + c =4(a+b+c)=24
Now, AM(a,b,c)=\(\frac{(a+b+c)}{3}\)=\(\frac{24}{4*3}\)
So, AM of a,b, and c is 2.
Sufficient.

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Bunuel wrote:
What is the average (arithmetic mean) of a, b, and c ?

(1) a + 2b + 3c = 10

(2) 3a + 2b + c = 14



Avg=(a+b+c)/3

From Equation A, we neither find value of individual variable(a,b,c) nor we can find the sum (a+b+b+c)

From Equation B also we can not find value of individual variable(a,b,c) or the sum (a+b+b+c)

Using both equation:-
4(a+b+c)=10;
=> (a+b+c)=10/4

so the avg will be 10/12
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Hi PKGMAT,
4(a+b+c)=10+14=24.

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