How did I fare in English?

Teacher: You appeared for 4 quizzes, and your average marks in them were 84.

Student: How did I fare in English?

Teacher: Well, your average in English Language and English Literature is 82.

Student: So, how was my performance in the remaining subjects?

Teacher: I am sure you can figure that out for yourself.

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Total marks in 4 subjects: 4 x 84 = 336. Total marks in 2 English subjects: 2 x 82 = 164. Total marks in remaining 2 subjects: 336 – 164 = 172. Average marks in remaining 2 subjects: 172 / 2 = 86.

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