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# Which one of the following numbers can be removed from the s

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Which one of the following numbers can be removed from the s [#permalink]  11 Apr 2019, 16:13
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Which one of the following numbers can be removed from the set S = {0, 2, 4, 5, 9} without changing the average of set S?

(A) 0

(B) 2

(C) 4

(D) 5

(E) 9
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Re: Which one of the following numbers can be removed from the s [#permalink]  13 Apr 2019, 03:29
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Adding or removing the average from a set does not change the average of that set. So the sets {1, 2, 3} and {1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3} have the same average (2).

The average of the set {0, 2, 4, 5, 9} is $$\frac{0+2+4+5+9}{5} = 4$$. So we can remove 4 without changing the average.
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