# SOLUTION: Tom has taken 5 of the 8 equally weighted tests in his US History class. He has an average score of 78.0 points. How many points does he need to earn on the 6th test to bring hi

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Percentage-and-ratio-word-problems Question 440110: Tom has taken 5 of the 8 equally weighted tests in his US History class. He has an average score of 78.0 points. How many points does he need to earn on the 6th test to bring his average score to 80 points?Answer by ewatrrr(10682)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! ``` Hi Tom has taken 5 of the 8 equally weighted tests in his US History class. He has an average score of 78.0 points. Total point thru 5 tests = 5*78 = 390 How many points does he need to earn on the 6th test to bring his average score to 80 points? Let x represent his points on his 6th test (390 + x)/6 = 80 390 + x = 480 x = 90 points ```