The low temperature on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday was 62*F. On Tuesday, the low temperature was 40*F. How does the mean low temperature for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday compare to the mean low temperature for the 4-day period?

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The low temperature on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday was 62*F. On Tuesday, the low temperature was 40*F. How does the mean low temperature for Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday compare to the mean low temperature for the 4-day period?
asked Jan 3, 2012 in Mathematics by anonymous
    

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The mean for Monday, Wendesday, and Thursday is 62.  When you add Tuesday to the calculation the mean becomes ((62+62+62)+40)/4=56.5 as the new mean.  The new mean is 6 degrees less then the previous.
answered Jan 3, 2012 by pokemonmaster ~Expert~ (3,856 points)

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