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Mean Quest (Posted on 2006-12-10) Difficulty: 3 of 5
When asked what her math average was, a student coyly responded: "I've taken four tests to date and when I add the highest score with my lowest score and divide the result by the sum of my other two scores, I get a ratio of 1.4"

Assuming all scores are equally weighted and each grade is a real number between 0 and 100 inclusive, find four scores that produce the highest possible average (arithmetic mean), and show that a higher average is not possible.

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answer Comment 15 of 15 |

One grade with a score of 100 and three grades each with a score of 500/9  produce the highest possible average (arithmetic mean) of 200/3.


  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-12-30 03:47:49
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