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The Tigers won 8 games more than they lost, and there were no ties. If the Tigers played 78 games, how many games did they loose?



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"The Tigers won 8 games more than they lost" > W = L + 8

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"the Tigers played 78 games (with no ties)" > W + L = 78

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W + L = 78
L + 8 + L = 78
Keep going to find L

xokatexo
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im so confused

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What do you get when you solve for L?

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i dont get what you did

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i wrote let w= the games won
let l= the games lost
w+l=79

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thats all i get...

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@jim_thompson5910

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They played 78 games, not 79

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So
W + L = 78

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L + 8 + L = 78
2L + 8 = 78
2L + 88 = 788
2L = 70
what's next?

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where does the l+8+l+8 come from? thats the only thing i dont get

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L + 8 + L = 78

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I have
W + L = 78

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Replace W with L + 8 (since W = L + 8) to get
L + L + 8 = 78

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oh okay i got it so the anwer is 35 games lost

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thanks so much

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35 is the correct answer