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#1 2013-03-06 10:11:27

Abby ❤ Choco
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Mean Values

Please show me the solution and explain.

The mean of A and B is 40
The mean of B and C is 35
A +B+C=100
Calculate the values of A,B and C

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#2 2013-03-06 10:16:32

bobbym
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Re: Mean Values

Hi;

A = 30

B = 50

C = 20

Welcome to the forum.

Easiest solution is by setting up 3 simultaneous equations and solving them.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-03-06 10:21:18)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#3 2013-03-06 10:22:11

bob bundy
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Re: Mean Values

hi Abby ❤ Choco

Welcome to the forum.

I would do this:

adding gives

After which it should be easy enough to get A and C.

Cool user name by the way!  smile

Bob

Last edited by bob bundy (2013-03-06 10:25:21)


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#4 2013-03-06 10:37:35

Abby ❤ Choco
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Re: Mean Values

Hi Admin Bob.  Sorry but the answer you posted was incomplete or blank  after "adding gives"... Which still left me pondering as how you got the values of A B and C. I'm still in Yr6 here in UK you see so I need a detailed solution. My Dad is helping me with this forum but unfortunately cannot help me with the math problems :-)

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#5 2013-03-06 10:38:33

bobbym
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Re: Mean Values

Can you solve the set of equations? Do you need help there?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#6 2013-03-06 10:45:02

Abby ❤ Choco
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Re: Mean Values

Ok weird but your solution has come up after I posted the remark.
Thank you.

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#7 2013-03-06 10:45:54

bobbym
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Re: Mean Values

Are you okay with those equations?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#8 2013-03-06 10:47:47

bob bundy
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Re: Mean Values

I suspect three simultaneous equations is a bit tough for Abby.

Give her a year or two on the forum and she'll be fine. 

Hope you have got there now, Abby  smile

Bob

ps.  Now why didn't I think of that user name?  really cool.

Last edited by bob bundy (2013-03-06 10:48:12)


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#9 2013-03-06 10:50:08

bobbym
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Re: Mean Values

Hi;

Bob, she skedoodled out of the forum.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#10 2013-03-06 10:55:17

bob bundy
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Re: Mean Values

She got what she wanted.  I think she'll be back next time her 'horrid' teachers set another nasty one.  (Don't forget; I know what an evil bunch they are smile

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#11 2013-03-06 10:58:13

bobbym
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Re: Mean Values

Teachers are always doing that. Trying to force someone to think. It is evil and soon will be outlawed.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#12 2013-03-06 11:00:33

Abby ❤ Choco
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Re: Mean Values

Hey guys! I got it! Thanks again!
Will be posting for other horrid math problems soon!

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#13 2013-03-06 11:01:26

bob bundy
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Re: Mean Values

Looking forward to it.  bye for now, sleep well.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#14 2013-03-06 11:01:39

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 84,563

Re: Mean Values

Tell your teachers I am watching them, closely.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#15 2013-03-06 11:02:31

bob bundy
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Registered: 2010-06-20
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Re: Mean Values

And that light sabre isn't just for show.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#16 2013-03-06 21:41:23

Abby ❤ Choco
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Re: Mean Values

I'm back and I need to know how to get the value of A and C? What is the equation for getting it?

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#17 2013-03-06 21:43:11

bob bundy
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Re: Mean Values

hi

You know B = 50

and that A + B = 80

So A should be easy.

Similarly for C

Bob

Last edited by bob bundy (2013-03-06 21:43:37)


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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