# CAT 2021 Question Paper | Quant Slot 3

###### CAT Previous Year Paper | CAT Quant Questions | Question 7

CAT 2021 Quant was dominated by Arithmetic followed by Algebra. In Arithmetic, the questions were dominated by topics like Speed-time-distance, Mixture and Alligations. This year, there was a surprise. The questions from Geometry were relatively on the lower side as compared to the previous years. There were 8 TITA Qs this year. Overall this section was at a medium level of difficulty.

Question 7 : The arithmetic mean of scores of 25 students in an examination is 50. Five of these students top the examination with the same score. If the scores of the other students are distinct integers with the lowest being 30, then the maximum possible score of the toppers is

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The arithmetic mean of the scores of 25 students = 50
Sum of scores of these students = 25 × 50 = 1250
For the scores of the top 5 students to be as high as possible, the score of the bottom 20 students should be as low as possible.
The minimum score is 30, and the scores of the bottom 20 students are distinct integers.
In order for the bottom 20 scores to be as low as possible, they must be,
30, 31, 32, … 49
Sum of the bottom 20 scores
= 30 + 31 + 32 + … + 49
= (30 + 0) + (30 + 1) + (30 + 2) + … + (30 + 19)
= 20 × 30 + (0 + 1 + 2 + 3 + … + 19)
= 600 + $$frac { 19 $times 20 } { 2 }$ = 600 + 190 = 790 Therefore, the maximum sum of the scores of the top 5 students = 1250 - 790 = 460 The maximum score of the five toppers, since they all scored the same marks = $\frac { 460 } { 5 }$= 92 ##### The answer is '92' ###### 🎉 We're slashing prices for all our 2024 online courses! ###### Best CAT Online Coaching Try upto 40 hours for free Learn from the best! ###### Prepare for CAT 2024 with 2IIM's Daily Preparation Schedule ###### Know all about CAT Exam Syllabus and what to expect in CAT ###### Already have an Account? ###### CAT Coaching in ChennaiCAT 2024 Classroom Batches Starting Now! @Gopalapuram and @Anna nagar ###### Best CAT Coaching in Chennai Attend a Demo Class ###### Best Indore IPM & Rohtak IPM CoachingSignup and sample 9 full classes for free. Register now! ## CAT Questions | CAT Quantitative Aptitude ## CAT Questions | Verbal Ability for CAT ##### Where is 2IIM located? 2IIM Online CAT Coaching A Fermat Education Initiative, 58/16, Indira Gandhi Street, Kaveri Rangan Nagar, Saligramam, Chennai 600 093 ##### How to reach 2IIM? Mobile:$91$ 99626 48484 / 94459 38484
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