Explain how to use the mean and the data given to find the answer.

In 4 games, Larry averaged 23 PPG (points per game). How many points does he need to score in the last game to have an average of 25 PPG? Explain how to use the mean and the data given to find the answer.

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The total for 4 games is 4*23=92. To have an average of 25, the total PPG would be 100, so the last game has to pick up 8 points, and 8+23=31. 3*23+31=100 which is an average of 25PPG.

by Top Rated User (840k points)

Multiply 5 by 25 to find the total points Larry needs to score in 5 games. 5 × 25 = 125.

Then find the total points Larry scored in the first 4 games. 4 × 23 = 92.Subtract to find the number of points Larry needs to score in the fifth game. 125 – 92 = 33 points.Larry needs to score 33 points in the last game.

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