# Of the three numbers whose average is 60, the first is one fourth of the sum of the other. The first number is …

**Answer: (2) 36 **

**Explanation:-**

The average of three numbers = 60

Therefore, sum of three numbers = 3 x 60

= 180

Let the sum of second and third be X

According to question,

First number = X/4

Then, X + X/4 = 180

4 X + X = 180 x 4

5 X = 720

X = 720/5

X = 144

So, the first number = X/4 = 144/4

= 36

Hence, the correct answer is option (2) 36.