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If the average (arithmetic mean) of two numbers is 20 and one of the numbers is x, what is the other number in terms of x ?

(A) 40 - x

(B) 40 - 2x

(C) 20 + x

(D) 20 - x

(E) 20 - 2x
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Re: If the average (arithmetic mean) of two numbers is 20 and on [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2018, 19:16
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If the average (arithmetic mean) of two numbers is 20 and one of the numbers is x, what is the other number in terms of x ?

(A) 40 - x

(B) 40 - 2x

(C) 20 + x

(D) 20 - x

(E) 20 - 2x



Let the other number be = y

Since,

\({Arithmetic Mean} = \frac{{Sum of numbers}}{{Total number of variables}}\)

or \(20 = \frac{{x + y}}{2}\)(since the number of variables is x and y i.e 2)

or \(x + y = 40\)

or \(y = 40 - x\)

So the other number in terms of x is = \(40 - x\)
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