Arithmetic Mean: Definition, Formula & Example


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The class scores on an exam are 97, 85, 92, 78 and 90. What is the average score?

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1. Over the past week, the price of a commodity had the following end of day prices according to the table given below. What was the mean commodity price over this period?

2. The number of completed passes for the quarterback of a football team is tracked and tabulated as shown below. How many passes did the quarterback complete on average?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The formula for the arithmetic mean may seem complicated at first, but it can become clear quickly and is very common in arithmetic. In this quiz, you will be tested on your ability to calculate the arithmetic mean in a number of situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz is to see whether or not you can calculate:

  • An arithmetic mean when given the numbers
  • An arithmetic mean when given a table
  • A number when given the arithmetic mean and other numbers

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw the most relevant information from the arithmetic mean lesson
  • Critical thinking - use what you've learned to calculate numbers when you have the arithmetic mean
  • Problem solving - practice calculating the arithmetic means in several situations

Additional Learning

To learn more about the arithmetic mean, review the accompanying lesson called Arithmetic Mean: Definition, Formula & Example, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define the arithmetic mean
  • Understand the arithmetic mean formula
  • Explore examples of using the arithmetic mean
  • Examine visual representations of the arithmetic mean formula