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The average (arithmetic mean) of x, y and 6 is 3

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The average (arithmetic mean) of x, y and 6 is 3

Quantity A
Quantity B
(x+y)/2
3/2


A)The quantity in Column A is greater.
B)The quantity in Column B is greater.
C)The two quantities are equal.
D)The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.
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Re: The average (arithmetic mean) of x, y and 6 is 3 [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2016, 15:18
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The average (arithmetic mean) of x, y and 6 is 3

Quantity A
Quantity B
(x+y)/2
3/2



The average (arithmetic mean) of x, y and 6 is 3
We can write: (x + y + 6)/3 = 3
Multiply both sides by 3 to get: x + y + 6 = 9
Subtract 6 from both sides to get: x + y = 3

Given:
Quantity A: (x+y)/2
Quantity B: 3/2

Replace x+y with 3 to get:
Quantity A: 3/2
Quantity B: 3/2

Answer: C
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