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The mean of $10, 4, 1, x,$ and $1$ is equal to the median. What is the smallest possible value of $x$?

 Dec 7, 2021
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The smallest possible value of x is -7.

 Dec 7, 2021
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Median =   (4+1)/2 = 2.5  

 

 

average     (x + 1 + 4 + 10)/4 = 2.5

                        x + 15 = 10

                               x = - 5

 Dec 7, 2021
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 Dec 7, 2021

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