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Homework Help: [pre algebra] need some help

  1. Feb 7, 2006 #1
    I know this is basic stuff, but i'm barely geting back into school and starting off with a basic math class, so any help would be highly appreciated, i don't want the answers just to be pointed in the right direction. :smile:


    'what is the average (arithmetic mean) of 8,7,7,5,3,2 and 2'

    (a) [tex]3\frac{4}{7}[/tex]

    (b) [tex]4\frac{5}{6}[/tex]

    (c) [tex]4\frac{6}{7}[/tex]

    (d) 5

    (e) [tex]6\frac{4}{5}[/tex]
     
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  3. Feb 7, 2006 #2

    JasonRox

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    Just add them all up, and divide by the total number of numbers you have.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2006 #3
    so the answer is (c) [tex]4\frac{6}{7}[/tex]


    which i got by adding the numbers up which is 34 and dividied by that total which is 7, so 34 divided by 7 is 4 remainder 6 which gives me [tex]4\frac{6}{7}[/tex]


    right?
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2006
  5. Feb 7, 2006 #4

    JasonRox

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    Looks right to me.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2006 #5

    Thanks for your help.
     
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