What could be The Highest of These Consecutive Numbers?

If the average of five consecutive numbers is 33, then what could be the highest of these consecutive numbers?

  1. 34
  2. 32
  3. 33
  4. 35
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 6th September 2015 in Maths.
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    Answer: (4) 35

    Explanation:-
    Let the five consecutive numbers are X, X + 1, X + 2, + 3, X + 4.

    The average of five consecutive numbers = 33
    Then, the sum of five consecutive numbers = 33 x 5
    = 165

    Therefore, X + X + 1 + X + 2 + X + 3 + X + 4 = 165
    5X + 10 = 165
    5X = 165 – 10
    5X = 155
    X = 155/5
    X = 31

    Then, the value of the highest consecutive number X + 4 = 31 + 4 = 35.
    Hence, the answer is (4) 35.

    Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 9th September 2015.
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