# Six students kept track of how much time they spent reading in a week. The mean was 6 hours. The mode was 7 hours. What might each of their times be?

##### 1 Answer

May 9, 2017

#### Explanation:

So when we divide our numbers by how many numbers we have, we need to equal 6. Our most common number needs to be a 7.

So our mean is six, and we've got six people. This means when we add them all up, we need

Lets say we've got three sevens, as this is our mode.

We need three numbers that add up to

Therefore, we can use

Check:

Perfect!