# The monthly income (in rupees) of the deceased was :

The average monthly income of a family of 4 earning members was Rs.6,250. One of the earning member died, thereby, the average became Rs.6,500. The monthly income (in rupees) of the deceased was

- 5,000
- 6,000
- 5,900
- 5,500

**Answer: (4) Rs. 5, 500**

**Explanation:-**

The average monthly income of 4 family member = Rs. 6, 250

Therefore, total monthly income 4 family member = 6, 250 x 4

= Rs. 25, 000

One of the earning member died, thereby the average became Rs. 6, 500,

Therefore, the total earning of 3 family members = 6, 500 x 3

= Rs. 19, 500

So, the monthly income of the deceased member = 25, 000 – 19, 500

= 6, 500

Then, the monthly income of the deceased was Rs. 6, 500.

Hence, the correct answer is option (4) Rs. 6, 500.