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A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mea

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A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mea [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2017, 06:53
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A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mean) weight of x grams per button and 20 other buttons that had an average weight of 80 grams per button. Which of the following is the average weight per button, in grams, of the 50 buttons that the tailor used?


A) \(\frac{x + (20)(80)}{50}\)

B) \(\frac{x + 80}{50}\)

C) \(\frac{3}{5} x + \frac{8}{5}\)

D) \(\frac{3}{5}x + 32\)

E) \(\frac{5}{8} x\)
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Re: A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mea [#permalink] New post 28 Feb 2017, 15:57
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Total number of buttons used = 50 (30 +20).

Number of buttons that weighs x grams per button = 30

Total mass of buttons that weighs x grams per button = 30x.

Number of buttons that weighs x grams per button = 20

Total mass of buttons that weighs 80 grams per button = \(80 \times 20\) = 160.

Total mass of 50 buttons = 30x + 160.

Average mass of buttons = \(\frac{30x + 160}{50}= \frac{3}{5}x + 3.2\).

Hence option D is correct.
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Re: A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mea [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2017, 19:41
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@Sandy, really weird answer: B/C 80 x 20 would be 1600 not 160. But in my version of the question, the answer was 3/5x + 32. Hence 80x20 = 1600. Hence (30x + 1600) / 50. Which would equal out to 3/5x + 32.
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Re: A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mea [#permalink] New post 30 Jul 2018, 10:45
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A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mean) weight of x grams per button and 20 other buttons that had an average weight of 80 grams per button. Which of the following is the average weight per button, in grams, of the 50 buttons that the tailor used?


A) \(\frac{x + (20)(80)}{50}\)

B) \(\frac{x + 80}{50}\)

C) \(\frac{3}{5} x + \frac{8}{5}\)

D) \(\frac{3}{5}x + 3.2\)

E) \(\frac{5}{8} x\)


Hi Sandy, Please check this answer or your question. 80 x 20 = 1600 not 160 (80 x 2). The answer should be 3/5(x) + 32.
Re: A tailor used 30 buttons that had an average (arithmetic mea   [#permalink] 30 Jul 2018, 10:45
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