Table of contents  
Introduction to the Concept of Average  
Some Basic Formulae  
Some Important Tips and Tricks for Average  
A few more Useful Shortcuts and Tricks for Average 
Average: Average is the sum of different terms (data) divided by the total number of terms.
Average = Sum of given terms)/(Total number of terms)
For example: Find the average of given terms 12, 16, 17, 19, 21.
Sol:
Total number of terms = 5
Average = (12 + 16 + 17 + 19 + 21)/5 = 17
The list given below, states the basic formulae for the concept of Average. Let us take a look at them before we learn some awesome tricks for average.
Here are some handy tricks for Average which will make your calculation faster and efficient with practice:
(1) If the average of marks obtained by ‘n’ students in an exam is ‘m’. If the average marks of passed students is ‘p’ and total of failed students is ‘f’. Then the number of students who failed in the exam is equal to [n(p – m)/(p – f)].
Example 1: The average marks obtained by 125 students in an exam is 29. If the average marks of passed students is 36 and that of failed students is 11. What is the number of failed students?
Sol:
No. of failed students = 125(36 – 29)/(36 – 11) = 125 * 7/25 = 35
(2) If a batsman in his nth innings makes a score of ‘s’ and thereby increased his average by ‘t’, then the average after ‘n’ innings is equal to [s – t(n1)].
Example 2: A batsman in his 44^{th} innings makes a score of 86 and thereby increases his average by 1, Find the average after 44 innings?
Sol:
Average after 44^{th} innings = [86 – 1 * (44 – 1)] = 86 – 43 = 43
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1. What is the concept of average? 
2. How is the average calculated? 
3. Why is the concept of average useful? 
4. Can the average be influenced by extreme values? 
5. How can averages be used to compare different sets of data? 
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