Posted by **Michelle** on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:19pm.

Here was my question

The mean height of 5 students is 59.4. If one of the students leaves, the mean height becomes 61. What is the height of the absent student?

Heres Bob's answer but what does set them equal mean?? SOMEONE HELP!

math - bobpursley, Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 11:07pm

total height: 5*59.4

total height: 4*61+absentstudent

set them equal, and solve for absent student height.

- PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!MATH -
**Reiny**, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:22pm
4*61 + absentstudent **=** 5*59.4

- PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!MATH -
**Michelle**, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:33pm
is that the answer though? I am still not following because then that would mean the kids height was 542 ???so confused

- PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!MATH -
**Reiny**, Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 6:49pm
ok , let x = absentstudent

4*61 + x = 5*59.4

244 + x = 297

x = 297-244

x = 53

## Answer this Question

## Related Questions

- math-DUE TONIGHT PLEASE HELP - The mean height of 5 students is 61.8. If one of ...
- Math - Ok. I have one more question. The mean height of 5 students is 59.4. If ...
- math - The mean height of 5 students is 59.4. If one of the students leaves, the...
- Math - The mean height of 5 students is 58.8 in. If a new student is added the ...
- Prob and Stats - To estimate the mean height population of male students on your...
- radio - if i have 6 students with a height of 88 inches and a armspand of 32 ...
- statistics - The mean height of students in a college is 155 cms and standard ...
- Statics - 17. The Student Health Service assumes, based on historical data, that...
- math - 1.39 1.61 1.6 1.53 1.62 1.61 1.64 1.59 1.62 1.51 1.52 1.6 the mean height...
- math Ms. Sue please - 3. Which of the following examples would show a negative ...

More Related Questions