# Averages

#### CAS52

##### New member
The average of 7 tests is 69%. If lowest score is removed what is the highest possible remaining percentage for the remaining 6 tests?

#### Subhotosh Khan

##### Super Moderator
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The average of 7 tests is 69%. If lowest score is removed what is the highest possible remaining percentage for the remaining 6 tests?
Hint: assume that the lowest score was 0.

Please show us what you have tried and exactly where you are stuck.

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#### CAS52

##### New member
I multiplied 69% by 7 getting 483
Then divided 483 by 6 to get 80.5 but felt that was too easy?

#### Subhotosh Khan

##### Super Moderator
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I multiplied 69% by 7 getting 483
Then divided 483 by 6 to get 80.5 but felt that was too easy?
Correct!
All problems are easy!!

• • topsquark and CAS52

#### Jomo

##### Elite Member
I multiplied 69% by 7 getting 483
Then divided 483 by 6 to get 80.5 but felt that was too easy?
Sorry but 69% times 7 is NOT 483. After all 69% is less than 1. How can a number less than 1 multiplied by a small number like 7 give you 483! Be more careful. Might you have meant that 69*7 is 483

#### HallsofIvy

##### Elite Member
69% of 7= 0.69(7)= 4.83. 4.83/6= 0.805 or 80.5% so if you are careful to state that the result is a percent, you got the right answer!

#### CAS52

##### New member
Hint: assume that the lowest score was 0.

Please show us what you have tried and exactly where you are stuck.

Please follow the rules of posting in this forum, as enunciated at:

69% of 7= 0.69(7)= 4.83. 4.83/6= 0.805 or 80.5% so if you are careful to state that the result is a percent, you got the right answer!

#### CAS52

##### New member
Sorry but 69% times 7 is NOT 483. After all 69% is less than 1. How can a number less than 1 multiplied by a small number like 7 give you 483! Be more careful. Might you have meant that 69*7 is 483
I did mean 69 x 7.

#### CAS52

##### New member
69% of 7= 0.69(7)= 4.83. 4.83/6= 0.805 or 80.5% so if you are careful to state that the result is a percent, you got the right answer!
Thank you so much for replying