CAT 2022 Question Paper (Slot 2) Question 46

Question 46

The average of a non-decreasing sequence of N numbers $$a_{1},a_{2}, ... , a_{N}$$ is 300. If $$a_1$$, is replaced by $$6a_{1}$$ , the new average becomes 400. Then, the number of possible values of $$a_{1 }$$, is

Correct Answer: 14






As the given sequence of numbers is non-decreasing sequence, N can take values from 2 to 15.

N is not equal to 1, if N = 1, then average of N numbers is 300 wouldn't satisfy.

Therefore, N can take values from 2 to 15, i.e. 14 values.

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Jaswanth Chakka

5 months, 3 weeks ago

video solution please


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