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The average (arithmetic mean) of m and n is 1 more than k

 Quantity A Quantity B $$m+n$$ $$2k+1$$

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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The average (arithmetic mean) of m and n is 1 more than k

 Quantity A Quantity B $$m+n$$ $$2k+1$$

A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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We can write: (average of m and n) $$= k + 1$$

This means: $$\frac{m+n}{2} = k + 1$$

Multiply both sides by 2 to get: $$m+n = 2k + 2$$

GIVEN:
QUANTITY A: $$m+n$$
QUANTITY B: $$2k+1$$

Replace $$m+n$$ with $$2k + 2$$ to get:
QUANTITY A: $$2k+2$$
QUANTITY B: $$2k+1$$

Subtract $$2k$$ from both quantities to get:
QUANTITY A: $$2$$
QUANTITY B: $$1$$

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Brent
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