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# The sum of three numbers is 264.If the first number be twice the second and third number be one-third of the first, then the second number is:

A
48
B
54
C
72
D
84

Solution

## The correct option is C $$72$$Let the second number be $$x$$.Since, The first number $$=2x$$And the third number $$=\dfrac{2x}{3}$$Sum $$=264$$$$2x+x+\dfrac{2x}{3}=264$$$$3x+\dfrac{2x}{3}=264$$$$\dfrac{11x}{3}=264$$$$11x=264\times 3$$$$x=72$$Hence, the second number is $$72$$.Mathematics

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