anonymous
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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_thompson5910
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"The Tigers won 8 games more than they lost" ----> W = L + 8
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
"the Tigers played 78 games (with no ties)" ----> W + L = 78
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
W + L = 78 L + 8 + L = 78 Keep going to find L

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anonymous
  • anonymous
im so confused
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
What do you get when you solve for L?
anonymous
  • anonymous
i dont get what you did
anonymous
  • anonymous
i wrote let w= the games won let l= the games lost w+l=79
anonymous
  • anonymous
thats all i get...
anonymous
  • anonymous
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
They played 78 games, not 79
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
So W + L = 78
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
L + 8 + L = 78 2L + 8 = 78 2L + 8-8 = 78-8 2L = 70 what's next?
anonymous
  • anonymous
where does the l+8+l+8 come from? thats the only thing i dont get
anonymous
  • anonymous
L + 8 + L = 78
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
I have W + L = 78
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
Replace W with L + 8 (since W = L + 8) to get L + L + 8 = 78
anonymous
  • anonymous
oh okay i got it so the anwer is 35 games lost
anonymous
  • anonymous
thanks so much
jim_thompson5910
  • jim_thompson5910
35 is the correct answer

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