What will be the age of new boy? If

In a class, there are 30 boys and their average age is 17 years. On one boy aged 18 years leaving the class and another joining, the average age becomes 16.9 years. The age of the new boy is

  1. 11 years
  2. 13 years
  3. 15 years
  4. 25 years
Monis Rasool Professor Asked on 23rd December 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (3) 15 years

    Explanation:-
    The average age of 30 boys in a  class = 17 years

    On one boy aged 18 years leaving the class and another joining, the average age becomes 16.9 years.
    Then,  the age of new boy = 18 – (17 – 16.0) x 30 
     = 18 – 0.1 x 30
     = 18 – 3
     = 15 years

    Then, the age of new boy is 15 years. 

    Hence, the correct answer is option (1) 15 years.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 27th December 2015.
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