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In a class the average age is 16yrs.if the teacher who is 40 yrs of age is also included ,the

average becomes 17yrs,how many students were there?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Jul 17th, 2005
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Answered On : Jul 7th, 2005

27 is the answer

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Answered On : Jul 17th, 2005

Ans. 23 Let x be the number of student in the class. 16*x + 40 = 17(x+1) x = 40 - 17 = 23. 

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Answered On : Feb 11th, 2006

Let the total no of students is = x ;then the sum of ages of 16 stuidents will be 16*x ; when the teachers age is included then the total ages will be = (16*x + 40)So now the average age of (x+1) = 17 )given in the question) = ( 16*x + 40 ) / (x+1)On solving this equeation we will get x = 23 So the total no of students in th class is 23 .

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Answered On : Sep 4th, 2010

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Given avg=16, let no of students before = nso sum  = 16nafter teacher's age is considered = (sum+40)/(n+1 ) = 17    (given)equating both sums: 16n= 17(n+1) -40n=23

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