# CALCULATE AVERAGE SHORTCUT TRICKS

Quantitative
Aptitude Study Notes for Bank & SSC Exam

CALCULATE AVERAGE SHORTCUT TRICKS
You know that quantitative
aptitude section is most important in bank
exams in PO and
Clerk and for
other competitive exams because if you want good score in bank exam then you
have to score good in maths. In competitive exams the most important thing is
time management, if you know how to manage your time then you can do well in Bank Exams. That’s where maths shortcut
tricks and formula are comes into action. So continuously we are providing
shortcut tricks on different maths topics.
The one of the most important
topic in maths is average. You should know how to calculate Average in very short time. For this here we are
providing shortcut tricks to calculate average in maths.

AVERAGE
An average, or more accurately an
arithmetic mean is, in crude terms, the sum of n different data divided by n.
HOW TO CALCULATE AVERAGE:
For example, if a batsman scores
30, 50 and 25 runs in first, second and third innings respectively, then his
average runs in 3 innings is equal to
30+50+25/3; =39 runs
Therefore, the two mostly used formulas in this chapter
are:
Average= total of data/no. of
data
And total = average × no. of data
Important
Formulae Related to Calculate Average of numbers:

1.
Average of first n natural number = (n+1)/2
2. Average of first n even number = (n+1)
3.
Average of first n odd number = n
4.
Average of consecutive number = (First number +Last number)/2
5.
Average of 1 to n odd numbers = (Last odd number+1)/2
6.
Average of 1 to n even numbers = (Last even number+2)/2
7.
Average of squares of first n natural numbers = [(n+1) (2n+1)]/6
8.
Average of the cubes of first n natural number = [n (n+1) ^2]/4
9.
Average of n multiples of any number = [Number*(n+1)]/2
Examples
with shortcut tricks on how to calculate Average are given below:
Ex: the
average age of 30 boys of a class is equal to 14 yrs. When the age of the class
teacher is included the average becomes 15 yrs. Find the age of class teacher?
Solution: total ages of 30 boys = 14 × 30
= 420yrs.
Total ages when class teacher is
included = 15 × 31 = 465yrs.
So age of class teacher = 465 –
420 = 45 yrs.
Shortcut trick: age of new entrant = new average
+ no. of old members × Increase in average = 15 + 30 (15-14) = 45 yrs.
Ex: the
average weight of 4 men is increased by 3 kg when one of them who weigh 120kg
is replaced by another man. What is weight of the new man?
Solution: by shortcut trick: if the average is increased by 3 kg, then the
sum of weight increases by 3 × 4 = 12 kg.
And this increase in weight is
due to the extra weight included due to the inclusion of new person.
So weight of new man = 120 + 12 =
132 kg.
We can also solve this question
by Direct formula: weight of new person = weight of removed person+ no. of
persons × increase in average = 120 + 4 * 3= 132 kg.
Ex: the
average of marks obtained by 120 candidates in a certain examination is 35. If the
average marks of passed the examination?
Solution: Let the number of passed
candidates be x.
Then total marks = 120 × 35 = 39x
+ (120-x) * 15
Or, 4200 = 39x + 1800 – 15x
Or, 24x = 2400
X = 100
So number of passed candidates =
100.
We can also
solve this question by shortcut trick direct formula:
Number of passed candidates =
total candidates ( total average –
failed average) / passed average-failed average
And number of failed candidates=
Total candidates (passed average –
total average) / passed average – failed average
by this, we can solve number of
passed candidates = 120 (35 – 15) / 39 – 15
= 100
Ex: A
batsman in his 17th innings makes a score of 85, and thereby increases
his average by 3. What is his average after 17 innings?
Solution: let the average after 16th
innings be x, then 16x + 85
= 17 (x + 3) = Total score after
17th innings.
X = 85 – 51 = 34
Average after 17 innings = x + 3
= 34 + 3 = 37
Shortcut tricks
or direct formula:
Average after 16 innings = 85 – 3
* 17 = 34
Average after 17 innings = 85 – 3
(17 – 1) = 37.
Ex: a
cricketer has completed 10 innings and his average is 21.5 runs. How many runs
must he make in his next innings so as to raise his average to 24?
Solution: total of 10 innings = 21.5 × 10
= 215
Suppose he needs a score of x in
11th innings; then average in 11 innings = 215 + x / 11 =24
Or x, = 264 – 215 = 49
Shortcut tricks
or direct formula:
Required score = 11 × 24 – 21.5 ×
10 = 49
Note: the above formula is based
on the theory that the difference is counted due to the score in last innings.
Ex: in a
class there are 20 boys whose average age is decreased by 2 months, when one
boy aged 18 years is replaced by a new boy. Find the age of the new boy.
Solution: Shortcut
trick:
Age of new person = age of
removed person – no. of persons × decrease in average age
= 18 – 20 × 2/12
= 18 – 10/3
= 44/3
= 14 yrs 8 months.
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