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The mean of twentyfive consecutive positive integers numbers is what percent of the total?
A. 4%
B. 5%
C. 20%
D. 25%
E. Cannot be determined by the information provided.
The OA is A
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ASIDEBTGmoderatorLU wrote: ↑Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:33 amSource: Magoosh
The mean of twentyfive consecutive positive integers numbers is what percent of the total?
A. 4%
B. 5%
C. 20%
D. 25%
E. Cannot be determined by the information provided.
The OA is A
There's a nice rule that says, "In a set where the numbers are equally spaced, the mean will equal the median."
For example, in each of the following sets, the mean and median are equal:
{7, 9, 11, 13, 15}
{1, 4, 9, 14}
{3, 4, 5, 6}

For this question, let x = first value
So, x+1 = second value
x+2 = third value
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x+24 = last value
This means x+12 is the median AND the mode
Since x+12 = the mean of the 25 numbers, we can conclude that (25)(x+12 ) = the SUM of the 25 numbers
The mean of twentyfive consecutive positive integers numbers is what percent of the total?
We must convert (x+12)/(25)(x+12) to a PERCENT
(x+12)/(25)(x+12) = 1/25
= 4/100
= 4%
Answer: A