Average Questions for the CAT exam are part of the Arithmetic in the CAT exam. Through Averages questions, aspirants are tested on concepts related to Formulas, Concepts, and Permutations. The difficulty level of the Average questions can be easy to moderate.

## Tips to improve Average Questions for CAT?

- Understand how to calculate the sum of values given the average and the number of values.
- After solving practice problems or mock tests, analyze where mistakes were made and understand the correct approach.
- Practice solving average-related questions in the context of data interpretation passages.

## Average Questions Tricks for the CAT Exam

- Relate average problems to practical situations such as average scores, average speed, or average temperatures.
- Practice solving average-related questions in the context of data interpretation passages, where averages are often used to analyze data sets.
- Use logical deduction to infer missing information based on the given average and other data.

## Average Questions Concepts for the CAT Exam

- Average (or mean) is the sum of all values divided by the number of values.
- Set up algebraic equations to solve problems involving averages and unknown values.
- If the average of n numbers is A and their sum is S, find n.

**Average Practice Questions for CAT exam**

**Q 1.** The average monthly income of P and Q is 5050. The average monthly income of Q and R is 6250 and the average monthly income of P and R is 5200. The monthly income of P is

(a) 3500

(b) 4000

(c) 4050

(d) 5000

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **B

**Q 2. **Average age of ten persons learning yoga is 32 years. When the age of their instructor is added, the average age becomes 34 years. The age of their instructor is

(a) 46 years

(b) 52 years

(c) 54 years

(d) 56 years

**Level: Easy**

**Answer: **C

**Q 3. **The average monthly income of a family of four earning members was ` 15130. One of the daughters in the family got married and left home, so the average monthly income of the family came down to 14660. What is the monthly income of the married daughter?

(a) 12000

(b) 15350

(c) 16540

(d) Cannot be determined

(e) None of these

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **C

**Q 4**. The average weight of a class of 24 students is 35 kg. If the weight of the teacher be included, the average rises by 400 g. The weight of the teacher is

(a) 45 kg

(b) 50 kg

(c) 53 kg

(d) 55 kg

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **C

**Q 5**. The average age of the mother and her six children is 12 years which is reduced by 5 years if the age of the mother is excluded. How old is the mother?

(a) 40 years

(b) 42 years

(c) 48 years

(d) 50 years

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **B

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**Q 6**. The average weight of 8 men is increased by 1.5 kg when one of the men, who weighs 65 kg is replaced by a new man. The weight of the new man is

(a) 70 kg

(b) 74 kg

(c) 76 kg

(d) 77 kg

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **A

**Q 7.** There were 24 students in a class. One of them, who was 18 years old, left the class and his place was filled up by a newcomer. If the average of the class thereby, was lowered by one month, the age of the newcomer is

(a) 14 years

(b) 15 years

(c) 16 years

(d) 17 year

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **A

**Q 8.** The captain of a cricket team of 11 members is 26 years old and the wicket keeper is 3 years older. If the ages of these two are excluded, the average age of the remaining players is one year less than the average age of the whole team. What is the average age of the team?

(a) 23 years

(b) 24 years

(c) 25 years

(d) None of these

**Level: Easy**

**Answer: **B

**Q 9. **A batsman makes a score of 84 runs in the 21st inning and thus increases his average by 2 runs. His average after 21st inning is

(a) 24

(b) 34

(c) 44

(d) 54

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **D

**Q 10.** A cricketer whose bowling average is 12.4 runs per wicket takes 5 wickets for 26 runs and thereby decreases his average by 0.4. The number of wickets taken by him till the last match was

(a) 64

(b) 72

(c) 80

(d) 8

**Level: Easy**

**Answer: **C

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**Q 11**. The average weight of 3 men A, B and C is 84 kg. Another man D joins the group and the average now becomes 80 kg. If another man E, whose weight is 3 kg more than that of D, replaces A, then the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 kg.

The weight of A is

(a) 70 kg

(b) 72 kg

(c) 75 kg

(d) 80 kg

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **A

**Q 12.** The average age of a husband and his wife was 23 years at the time of their marriage. After five years they have a one-year old child. The average age of the family now is

(a) 19 years

(b) 23 years

(c) 28.5 years

(d) 29.3 years

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **C

**Q 13**. Four years ago, the average age of A and B was 18 years. At present the average age of A, B and C is 24 years. What would be the age of C after 8 years?

(a) 25 years

(b) 28 years

(c) 32 years

(d) 36 years

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **D

**Q 14.** The average weight of 3 men A, B and C is 84 kg. Another man D joins the group and the average now becomes 80 kg. If another man E, whose weight is 3 kg more than that of D, replaces A, then the average weight of B, C, D and E becomes 79 kg.

The weight of A is

(a) 70 kg

(b) 72 kg

(c) 75 kg

(d) 80 kg

**Level: Easy**

**Answer: **C

**Q 15. **The average age of a husband and his wife was 23 years at the time of their marriage. After five years they have a one-year old child. The average age of the family now is

(a) 19 years

(b) 23 years

(c) 28.5 years

(d) 29.3 years

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **A

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**Q 16.** Four years ago, the average age of A and B was 18 years. At present the average age of A, B and C is 24 years. What would be the age of C after 8 years?

(a) 25 years

(b) 28 years

(c) 32 years

(d) 36 years

**Level: Easy**

**Answer: **D

**Q 17. **Total expenses of a boarding house are partly fixed and partly varying linearly with the number of boarders. The average expense per boarder is 700 when there are 25 boarders and 600 when there are 50 boarders. What is the average expense per boarder when there are 100 boarders?

(a) 540

(b) 550

(c) 570

(d) 580

**Level: Easy**

**Answer: **B

**Q 18.** A certain factory employed 600 men and 400 women and the average wage was ` 25.50 per day. If a woman got 5 less than a man, then what are their dailywages?

(a) Man : 25; Woman : 20

(b) Man : 27.50, Woman :22.50

(c) Man : 30, Woman :25

(d) Man : 32.50, Woman : 27.50

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **B

**Q 19.** The arithmetic mean of the scores of a group of students in a test was 52. The brightest 20% of them secured a mean score of 80 and the dullest 25% a mean score of 31. The mean score of remaining 55% is

(a) 45

(b) 50

(c) 51.4 approx.

(d) 54.6 approx

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **C

**Q 20.** Average score of a class of 60 students, in an exam, was 43. Average score of the students who had passed is 52 and the average score of students who had failed is 16. How many failed the exam?

(a) 25

(b) 20

(c) 15

(d) 18

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **C

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**Q 21.** The average of 11 results is 60. If the average of the first six results is 58 and that of last six is 63, find the 6th result.

(a) 66

(b) 55

(c) 64

(d) 68

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **A

**Q 22.** The average weight of 21 boys was recorded as 64 kg. If the weight of the teacher was added, the average increased by 1 kg. What was the teacher’s weight?

(a) 86 kg

(b) 64 kg

(c) 72 kg

(d) 84 kg

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **A

**Q 23.** The average monthly income of P and Q is 6,000; that of Q and R is 5,250; and, that P and R is 5,500. What is P’s monthly income?

(a) 3,500

(b) 4,500

(c) 6,250

(d) 4,800

**Level: Difficult**

**Answer: **C

**Q 24. **The average of 6 numbers is 7. The average of three numbers of them is 5. What will be the average of remaining numbers?

(a) 15

(b) 30

(c) 9

(d) 42

**Level: Moderate**

**Answer: **B

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