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April 17th, 2017, 05:43 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2017 From: Northwest Amexem Posts: 4 Thanks: 0  Finding the average day per week
Salaam I have a simple word problem which I would like to solve in public. I am sure you can agree with me. If one trades labor for 30 days out of 53 days what would be the average days a week one trades? Here is my answer. wk 1 = 7 days of trade wk 2 = 4 days of trade wk 3 = 4 days of trade wk 4 = 3 days of trade wk 5 = 5 days of trade wk 6 = 2 days of trade wk 7 = 1 day of trade wk 8 = 4 days of trade (counts as 1/2 week) Step one. FInd the Sum: Sum = 7 + 4 + 4 + 3 + 5 + 2 + 1 + 4 = 30 Step two. Divide 30 by 7.5 (the total number of weeks) 30 divided by 7.5 is 4, so the average is 4. 
April 17th, 2017, 05:56 PM  #2 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2017 From: Northwest Amexem Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 
Better yet, can someone help me formulate this equation?

April 18th, 2017, 10:02 AM  #3 
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April 18th, 2017, 04:31 PM  #4 
Newbie Joined: Apr 2017 From: Northwest Amexem Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 
Salaam Do you think one can also find the average days per week by dividing 53 days by 30 days of trade? Would that work or would I be finding weeks per day as opposed to days per week? 
April 18th, 2017, 05:31 PM  #5  
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weeks have nothing to do with the probability a day is used for work. weeks simply enter into it as a multiplication factor of 7 since there are 7 days in a week.  
April 19th, 2017, 05:18 AM  #6 
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Thanks for your help romsek.


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