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

 A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7 E. 8

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

 A. Three thirds B. Two thirds C. One sixth D. One half E. One ninth

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. What is the mean of the three consecutive numbers that when added together equals 84?

 A. 25 B. 26 C. 27 D. 28 E. 29 This question was suggested by Tristan, Wellington, New Zealand

7. What is the median of all the whole numbers from 1 to 25?

 A. 12 B. 12.5 C. 13 D. 13.5 E. 14

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

 A. Can not be determined B. 110 C. 22 D. 4.4 E. 86

9. 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

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

 A. 72, B. 17, C. 71 D. 23 E. 32

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