Basic Maths Mcqs

Q.  The average age of a group of 10 persons was decreased by 3 years when one person, whose age was 42 years, was replaced by a new person. Find the age of the new person?

a. 22
b. 24
c. 12
d. 8


ANSWER: See Answer
 
Initial average age of the 10 persons be P.
Age of the new person Q.
Sum of the ages of the initial 10 persons = 10P
New average = (P-3) 10(P-3) = 10P – 42 + Q => Q = 12
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