# Problem #1773

 1773 On a particular January day, the high temperature in Lincoln, Nebraska, was $16$ degrees higher than the low temperature, and the average of the high and low temperatures was $3\textdegree$. In degrees, what was the low temperature in Lincoln that day? $\textbf{(A)}\ -13 \qquad \textbf{(B)}\ -8 \qquad \textbf{(C)}\ -5 \qquad \textbf{(D)}\ -3 \qquad \textbf{(E)}\ 11$ This problem is copyrighted by the American Mathematics Competitions.
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