# Calculating and interpreting the mean as an average

# Calculating and interpreting the mean as an average

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### Key learning points

- In this lesson, we will investigate problems involving calculating the mean average of a set of numbers.

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### 5 Questions

Q1.

Which of the below gives the answer for 26 ÷ 4 ?

3.5

5.5

6.6

Q2.

Which of the calculations below does not have a remainder?

17 ÷ 7

24 ÷ 7

31 ÷ 7

Q3.

In a year, Tori has spent £117 on 26 nail polish bottles. If all 26 nail polish bottles cost the same, how much does one cost?

£4.30

£4.40

£5.50

Q4.

Which of the calculations below has the smallest answer?

105 ÷ 42

357 ÷ 102

400 ÷ 200

Q5.

Melissa stayed in a hotel for 8 nights and paid £508 in total. How much did she pay per night?

£62.05

£64.60

£72.05

### 5 Questions

Q1.

Which of the set of numbers below have a mean of 6?

4,4,7,12

6,12,6,6

6,6,7,14

Q2.

From the set of numbers below which does not have a mean of 8?

10,5,16,1

5, 4, 4, 19

8,9,8,7

Q3.

A footballer scores 3 goals in his first game, 5 goals in his second game and 1 goal in his third game. What is the average number of goals that he has scored across his games?

2

5

8

Q4.

6 people have the following number of sweets: 3,8,5,8,6. If they were to share the sweets equally between them how many would they each get?

5

8

9

Q5.

Tickets to the cinema cost £8 each. Five friends go and each friend has the following amount of money: £9,£11,£6,£7,£6 Do they have enough money between them to pay for 5 tickets?

No, they need £2 more

Yes and they have spare money

Yes, they have exactly the right amount of money