Averages Multiple Choice Topic Test

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Averages Multiple Choice Topic Test

Test your understanding of averages with this ten question, self-marking multiple choice exercise.

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Here are 10 Averages multiple choice questions written by people from around the world while using the main Pentransum activity. You can earn a Transum Trophy for answering at least 9 of them correctly.

1. In a Mathematics test the scores were 7, 6, 8, 7, 6, 9 and 6. Find the mean test mark.

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This question was suggested by Usman Sohail, Pakistan

2. Jill was 14 years old. Jack was 16 years old. How old was Marmaduke if the mean of all of their ages was 17?

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3. What is the mean of the three numbers: one hundred, one thousand and one million?

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4. What is the average number of legs of all the people in the world?

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This question was suggested by Mr Demeo, WMYC, Wodonga

5. What is the range of the number of letters in the names of each of the months?

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6. The average (mean) of five numbers is 22. What is the sum of those five numbers?

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7. What is the average (mean) of the numbers 4, 8, 7, 4 and 2?

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8. The heights of five children are 78cm, 97cm, 80cm, 99cm and 106cm. What is the median height?

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9. What is the average (mean) of a one third and two thirds?

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10. What is the mode of this set of numbers? {1, 2, 6, 4, 5, 6, 7, 4, 3, 6}

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Please note that unlike other Transum online exercises, the check button for this multiple choice quiz can only be clicked once when you have answered all ten questions. Check your answers carefully before clicking the button below. You teed to get at least 9 questions correct to be awarded a Transum Trophy.

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Choose one of the five possible answers. When you have finished click the "check" button. If you have any questions wrong, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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