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  • 3 years ago

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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  1. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    "The Tigers won 8 games more than they lost" ----> W = L + 8

  2. jim_thompson5910
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    "the Tigers played 78 games (with no ties)" ----> W + L = 78

  3. jim_thompson5910
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    W + L = 78 L + 8 + L = 78 Keep going to find L

  4. xokatexo
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    im so confused

  5. jim_thompson5910
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    What do you get when you solve for L?

  6. xokatexo
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    i dont get what you did

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

  8. xokatexo
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    thats all i get...

  9. xokatexo
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    @jim_thompson5910

  10. jim_thompson5910
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    They played 78 games, not 79

  11. jim_thompson5910
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    So W + L = 78

  12. jim_thompson5910
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    L + 8 + L = 78 2L + 8 = 78 2L + 8-8 = 78-8 2L = 70 what's next?

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

  14. xokatexo
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    L + 8 + L = 78

  15. jim_thompson5910
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    I have W + L = 78

  16. jim_thompson5910
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    Replace W with L + 8 (since W = L + 8) to get L + L + 8 = 78

  17. xokatexo
    • 3 years ago
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    oh okay i got it so the anwer is 35 games lost

  18. xokatexo
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    thanks so much

  19. jim_thompson5910
    • 3 years ago
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    35 is the correct answer

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