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GRE Quantitative Practice, Standard Multiple-Choice

Question 3 is based on the following graphical information:

bar chart

Question 3

Referring to the above chart, which of the following most closely approximates the average daily number of walk-in visits to the Uptown branch during a typical week?

  1. 320
  2. 365
  3. 410
  4. 440
  5. 475

Explanatory Answer

At the Uptown branch (represented by the light gray bars), the average number of walk-in visits are as follows (visual approximations will suffice):

Monday: 440
Tuesday: 360
Wednesday: 320
Thursday: 290
Friday: 410

The question asks for the average of these five numbers. Their total is 1,820. Their average is 1,820 ÷ 5 = 364. Of the five choices, (B) supplies the closest value and hence is the correct response.

calculatorNOTE: During the Quantitative Reasoning sections of the exam you'll have access to an on-screen calculator, which you should use to answer questions like this one.