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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, and there were no ties. If the Tigers played 78 games, how many games did they loose?
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
"The Tigers won 8 games more than they lost" > W = L + 8
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
"the Tigers played 78 games (with no ties)" > W + L = 78
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
W + L = 78 L + 8 + L = 78 Keep going to find L
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What do you get when you solve for L?
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xokatexoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i dont get what you did
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xokatexoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
i wrote let w= the games won let l= the games lost w+l=79
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
They played 78 games, not 79
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So W + L = 78
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
L + 8 + L = 78 2L + 8 = 78 2L + 88 = 788 2L = 70 what's next?
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xokatexoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
where does the l+8+l+8 come from? thats the only thing i dont get
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I have W + L = 78
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Replace W with L + 8 (since W = L + 8) to get L + L + 8 = 78
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xokatexoBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh okay i got it so the anwer is 35 games lost
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jim_thompson5910Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
35 is the correct answer
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