Aptitude Discussion

Q. |
In 2011, the arithmetic mean of the annual incomes of Ramesh and Suresh was Rs. 3800. The arithmetic mean of the annual incomes of Suresh and Pratap was Rs. 4800, and the arithmetic mean of the annual incomes of Pratap and Ramesh was Rs. 5800. What is the arithmetic mean of the incomes of the three? |

✖ A. |
Rs. 4000 |

✖ B. |
Rs. 4200 |

✖ C. |
Rs. 4400 |

✔ D. |
Rs. 4800 |

**Solution:**

Option(**D**) is correct

Let $a, b$, and $c$ be the annual incomes of Ramesh, Suresh, and Pratap, respectively.

Now, we are given that

The arithmetic mean of the annual incomes of Ramesh and Suresh was Rs. 3800.

Hence, \(\dfrac{a+b}{2}=3800\)

Multiplying by 2 yields $a+b=2\times 3800=7600$.

The arithmetic mean of the annual incomes of Suresh and Pratap was Rs. 4800.

Hence, \(\dfrac{b+c}{2}=4800\)

Multiplying by 2 yields $b+c=2\times 4800=9600$.

The arithmetic mean of the annual incomes of Pratap and Ramesh was Rs. 5800.

Hence, \(\dfrac{c+a}{2}=5800\)

Multiplying by 2 yields $c+a=2×5800=11,600$

Summing these three equations yields:

$(a+b)+(b+c)+(c+a)=7600+9600+11,600$

$2a+2b+2c=28,800$

$a+b+c=14,400$

The average of the incomes of the three equals the sum of the incomes divided by 3:

\(=\dfrac{a+b+c}{2}\)

\(=\dfrac{14,400}{3}\)

\(=4800\)

**Malay Pandey**

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R+S=3800*2

S+P=4800*2

P+R=5800*2

NOW ADD ALL 3 EQN, WE GET:-

2(S+P+R)=14400*2

S+P+R=14400

NOW DIVIDE BY 3 ON BOTH SIDE TO FIND OUT THE AVG OF ALL 3, WE GET:-

(S+P+R)/3=14400/3

AVG INCOME OF S,P&R = 4800