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FIve players played a scored board game. If the average ( arithmetic mean) of the scores of the five players was 21, and if each person had a positive integer score, what is the greatest score any one player could have obtained?

a) 33
b) 50
c) 75
d) 94
e) 101

( please explain or show work! Thanks)

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    Arithmetic mean :

    ( p1 + p2 + p3 + p4 + p5 ) / 5 = 21 Multiply both sides by 5

    p1 + p2 + p3 + p4 + p5 = 21 * 5 = 105

    p1 + p2 + p3 + p4 + p5 = Total points of team

    Total points of team = 105

    If 4 other players obtained 1 point

    greatest score of one player could be :

    105 - 4 = 101

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