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If the average of the given 7 consecutive numbers is x. Now, the next three numbers are also added, what effect will it have on the calculated average?


Remain unchanged


Increase by 1


Increase by 1.5


Increase by 2

Answer: (C)


We are given x = [(a-3)+(a-2)+(a-1)+a+(a+1)+(a+2)+(a+3)]/7 assuming that the middle number is a. Then, x = 7a/7 = a. If we add, the next three integers then the average becomes y = {[(a-3)+(a-2)+(a-1)+a+(a+1)+(a+2)+(a+3)] + [(a+4)+(a+5)+(a+6)]}/10 = {7a + 3a + 15}/10 = {10a + 15}/10 = a + 1.5. So, the average is increased by y-x = 1.5

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