# 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. Which is the median of the numbers, 72, 17, 71, 23 and 32?

 A. 72, B. 17, C. 71 D. 23 E. 32

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

 A. 3 B. 6 C. 4 D. 2 E. 5

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

 A. 100 B. 1000 C. 1000000 D. 777300 E. 333700

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

 A. 6 B. 5 C. 4 D. 3 E. 2

5. The Illing triplets are all 21 years old. What is the range of their ages?

 A. 21 B. 7 C. 3 D. 10 E. 0

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

 A. 17 B. 18 C. 19 D. 20 E. 21

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

 A. 8 B. 6 C. 5 D. 7 E. 9 This question was suggested by Usman Sohail, Pakistan

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

 A. 78cm B. 92cm C. 80cm D. 97cm E. 99cm

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

 A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7 E. 8

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

 A. 0 B. 1 C. Just less than 1 D. 2 E. Just less than 2 This question was suggested by Mr Demeo, WMYC, Wodonga

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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## Instructions

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