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"Jocelyn has 6 birds, their mean age is 10. The mode of their ages is 8. What might their ages be." I need to figure out all 6 birds' ages, but how would I be able to find the answer?

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1. total ages = 60
Generally, if the mode is 8 would mean there are more than one age of 8
suppose there are two with age 8,
leaving 44 for the other 4
(11 for the average of the remaining 4)

could have 9 and 13, and 8 and 14

so we could have:
8,8,8,9,13,14

or we could have:
8,8,9,10,12,13

mean = (8+8+8+9+13+14)/6 = 10
the mode is 8

you check the 2nd case

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3. 2 and 8

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4. 8,8,9,10,11,14

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