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 mean of 3, 3.3 and 3.33?

 A. 3 B. 9.63 C. 3.2 D. 3.3 E. 3.21

2. 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

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

 A. 4 B. 5 C. 6 D. 7 E. 8

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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

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. 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

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