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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- jim_thompson5910

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

- jim_thompson5910

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

- jim_thompson5910

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

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- anonymous

im so confused

- jim_thompson5910

What do you get when you solve for L?

- anonymous

i dont get what you did

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

thats all i get...

- anonymous

- jim_thompson5910

They played 78 games, not 79

- jim_thompson5910

So
W + L = 78

- jim_thompson5910

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

L + 8 + L = 78

- jim_thompson5910

I have
W + L = 78

- jim_thompson5910

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

- anonymous

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

- anonymous

thanks so much

- jim_thompson5910

35 is the correct answer

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