# If the mean of $x,y,z$ is $3x$, what is the mean of $y$ and $z$?

$x, y, z$ are three numbers. The mean of $x, y, z$ is $3x$. What is the mean of $y$ and $z$?

Is the answer $4x$?

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If $\dfrac{x+y+z}{3}=3x$, then... – J. M. Oct 25 '11 at 16:10

Yes. Simply write: $$\frac{x+y+z}{3} = 3x\Rightarrow y+z = 8x\Rightarrow \frac{y+z}{2} = 4x.$$
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