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# What is the difference between the average (arithmetic mean) and the m

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What is the difference between the average (arithmetic mean) and the median of 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, and 46?

A. 0
B. 1
C. 1.5
D. 2
E. 2.5

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07 Aug 2017, 22:33
Fun fact -> For any Arithmetic progression => Mean = Median = Average of the first and the last term.

Hence the mean = median => Difference = ZERO.

Hence A.
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