Practice!

Sample Problem

12 girls have an average of 35 clips. When 3 more girls join in, the average number of clips for all the girls is 42. What is the average number of clips the new girls have?

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Solution

The total number of clips for 12 girls: 35 × 12 = 420

The total number of clips for (12 + 3) girls: 42 × (12 + 3) = 42 × 15 = 630

The difference: 630 – 420 = 210

Thus, the average for the new girls: 210 ÷ 3 = 70