## xokatexo 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?

1. jim_thompson5910

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

2. jim_thompson5910

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

3. jim_thompson5910

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

4. xokatexo

im so confused

5. jim_thompson5910

What do you get when you solve for L?

6. xokatexo

i dont get what you did

7. xokatexo

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

8. xokatexo

thats all i get...

9. xokatexo

@jim_thompson5910

10. jim_thompson5910

They played 78 games, not 79

11. jim_thompson5910

So W + L = 78

12. jim_thompson5910

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

13. xokatexo

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

14. xokatexo

L + 8 + L = 78

15. jim_thompson5910

I have W + L = 78

16. jim_thompson5910

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

17. xokatexo

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

18. xokatexo

thanks so much

19. jim_thompson5910