Identifying and Calculating Averages on the SAT


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To find an average, you divide…

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1. Emily has three cookies. Jim has twenty cookies, and Marianne has one cookie. How many cookies does each person have on average?

2. Min practices violin on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. She practices for 30 minutes on Monday and 40 minutes on Wednesday. Her average practice time is 44 minutes. How long does she practice on Tuesday?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Part of the math portion of the SATs entails calculating averages. In this quiz, you'll solve for averages based on the information provided in a series of word problems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This averages quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recall how to find an average
  • Calculate an average in a word problem
  • Find weighted averages

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information from the lesson on identifying and calculating averages
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve practice problems that require you to calculate the average from word problems
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you've acquired about weighted averages

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more, we recommend the lesson titled Identifying and Calculating Averages on the SAT. Through this lesson, you will be educated on the following objectives:

  • Define arithmetic mean
  • Explain specifically how the SATs test you on calculating averages
  • Explore weighted averages through sample problems