Three numbers have a mean (average) of 7. The mode of these three numbers is 9. What is the smallest of these three numbers?

**Answer Choices**

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5

Three numbers have a mean (average) of 7. The mode of these three numbers is 9. What is the smallest of these three numbers?

**Answer Choices**

A. 1

B. 2

C. 3

D. 4

E. 5