# If the mean, median, and mode are all equal for the set {3,4,5,8,x}, what is the value of x?

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Aug 20, 2016

#### Explanation:

1st question to ask would be, " **Are the values in order?"**

Clearly they can't be because then

2nd question **" Where must #x# lie?"**

The mode will have to be equal to the median. (the middle value).

This would lead to {3,4,5 **,x** ,8} **5** ,8}

**What about the mean?** If

Mean =