ACT Math 6.2 Pre-Algebra

ACT Math: Pre-Algebra: Drill 6, Problem 2. What score must be earned to bring Jenny's overall mean to at least 87?

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And here are the potential answers...

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OK so what is this question asking?

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Well it's really the advanced ninja version of taking averages.

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Poor Jenny took 4 tests and she's going to take another

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-- she will have taken 5 tests in total.

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And the TOTAL of these 5 tests must have an average of 87 -- or in other words, they

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must total to 5 times 87 or have a total of 435.

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So the answer comes from just adding up the previous 4 tests, subtracting that number

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from 435 and whatever is left is what she has to get to average an 87.

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So if we add the previous 4 tests we get a sub-total of 345.

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Subtract 345 from 435 and we get 90.

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So she has to get a 90 or better on the last test.

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Answer D.

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As in, "Deadly weapons."