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# Mean and Median calculation AMC 8, 2013 Problem 5

Try this beautiful problem from AMC 8. It involves basic statistics and data representation. We provide sequential hints so that you can try the problem.

## Competency in Focus: Mean and Median calculation

This problem from American Mathematics Contest 8 (AMC 8, 2013) is based on calculation of mean and median. It is Question no. 5 of the AMC 8 2013 Problem series.

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### Basic Statistics and Data Representation mainly calculation of mean and median.

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[/et_pb_tab][et_pb_tab title=”HINT 2″ _builder_version=”4.1″]Now what we have to find is the mean of the weights of five children .The average weight of the five kids is $\dfrac{5+5+6+8+106}{5} = \dfrac{130}{5} = 26$.[/et_pb_tab][et_pb_tab title=”HINT 3″ _builder_version=”4.1″]The median here is obviously less than the mean.[/et_pb_tab][et_pb_tab title=”HINT 4″ _builder_version=”4.1″]Therefore, the average weight is bigger than median weight , by $26-6 = 20$ pounds, making the answer , average by 20.[/et_pb_tab][/et_pb_tabs][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”4.2.2″ global_module=”50833″][et_pb_fullwidth_header title=”AMC – AIME Program” button_one_text=”Learn More” button_one_url=”https://www.cheenta.com/amc-aime-usamo-math-olympiad-program/” header_image_url=”https://www.cheenta.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/matholympiad.png” _builder_version=”4.2.2″ background_color=”#00457a” custom_button_one=”on” button_one_text_color=”#44580e” button_one_bg_color=”#ffffff” button_one_border_color=”#ffffff” button_one_border_radius=”5px”]