## The average salary of 15 people in the shipping department at a certain firm is $20,000. The salary of 5 of the ##### This topic has expert replies Moderator Posts: 2042 Joined: 15 Oct 2017 Followed by:6 members ### The average salary of 15 people in the shipping department at a certain firm is$20,000. The salary of 5 of the

by BTGmoderatorLU » Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:33 pm

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The average salary of 15 people in the shipping department at a certain firm is $20,000. The salary of 5 of the employees is$25,000 each and the salary of 4 of the employees is $16,000 each. What is the average salary of the remaining employees? A.$19,250
B. $18,500 C.$18,000
D. $15,850 E.$12,300

The OA is B

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### Re: The average salary of 15 people in the shipping department at a certain firm is $20,000. The salary of 5 of the by [email protected] » Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:42 am BTGmoderatorLU wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 4:33 pm Source: Official Guide The average salary of 15 people in the shipping department at a certain firm is$20,000. The salary of 5 of the employees is $25,000 each and the salary of 4 of the employees is$16,000 each. What is the average salary of the remaining employees?

A. $19,250 B.$18,500
C. $18,000 D.$15,850
E. $12,300 The OA is B ]The average salary of 15 people in the shipping department at a certain firm is$20,000
So, (sum of all 15 salaries)/15 = $20,000 Multiply both sides by 15 to get: sum of all 15 salaries =$300,000

The salary of 5 of the employees is $25,000 each and the salary of 4 of the employees is$16,000 each
5 x $25,000 =$125,000
4 x $16,000 =$64,000
$125,000 +$64,000 = $189,000 So, the 9 people accounted for here have a combined salary of$189,000

What is the average salary of the remaining employees?
sum of all 15 salaries = $300,000 sum of 9 of the salaries =$189,000

$300,000 -$189,000 = $111,000 So, the remaining 6 people must have a combined salary of$111,000

Average salary of 6 people = $111,000/6 =$18,500