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## Average Questions And Answers

**Question : 1 ** The captain of a cricket team of 11 members is 26 years old and the wicket keeper is 3 years older. If the ages of these two are excluded, the average age of the remaining players is one year less than the average age of the whole team. What is the average age of the team?

A. 23 years

B. 24 years

C. 25 years

D. None of these

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**Correct Answer : ** **A**

**Explanation : **

Let the average age of the whole team by x years.

11x – (26 + 29) = 9(x -1)

11x – 9x = 46

2x = 46

x = 23.

So, average age of the team is 23 years

**Question : 2** The average weight of 8 person’s increases by 2.5 kg when a new person comes in place of one of them weighing 65 kg. What might be the weight of the new person?

A. 76 kg

B. 76.5 kg

C. 85 kg

D. Data inadequate

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**Correct Answer : ** **C**

**Explanation : **

Total weight increased = (8 x 2.5) kg = 20 kg.

Weight of new person = (65 + 20) kg = 85 kg

**Question : 3** The average of 20 numbers is zero. Of them, at the most, how many may be greater than zero?

A. 0

B. 1

C. 10

D. 19

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**Correct Answer : ** **D**

**Explanation : **

Average of 20 numbers = 0.

Sum of 20 numbers (0 x 20) = 0.

It is quite possible that 19 of these numbers may be positive and if their sum is a then 20th number is (-a)

**Question : 4** A grocer has a sale of Rs. 6435, Rs. 6927, Rs. 6855, Rs. 7230 and Rs. 6562 for 5 consecutive months. How much sale must he have in the sixth month so that he gets an average sale of Rs. 6500?

A. 4991

B. 5991

C. 6001

D. 6991

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**Correct Answer : ** **A**

**Explanation : **

Total sale for 5 months = Rs. (6435 + 6927 + 6855 + 7230 + 6562) = Rs. 34009.

Required sale = Rs. [ (6500 x 6) – 34009 ]

= Rs. (39000 – 34009)

= Rs. 4991

**Question : 5** In the first 10 overs of a cricket game, the run rate was only 3.2. What should be the run rate in the remaining 40 overs to reach the target of 282 runs?

A. 6.25

B. 6.5

C. 6.75

D. 7

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**Correct Answer : ** **A**

**Explanation : **

Required run rate = {282 – (3.2 x 10)}/40

= 250/40 = 6.25