## horsealot203 Group Title Elise and Miguel both collect baseball cards. Miguel has two more than two times as many cards as Elise. Together they have 971 cards. a. Write an equation to represent this solution. b. How many cards does each person have? And I have to show my work. one year ago one year ago

1. ash2326

@horsealot203 Have you tried this?

2. horsealot203

Have I tried what?

3. ash2326

Tried to solve this or made equation ???

4. horsealot203

Well, I have sort of. My lesson was pretty confusing. I wasn't entirely sure how to do it.

5. ash2326

OK, let's split the question. First we'll understand it then we'll solve it :)

6. horsealot203

Ok :)

7. ash2326

Elise and Miguel both collect baseball cards. Miguel has two more than two times as many cards as Elise. Together they have 971 cards. We have the information Miguel has two more than two times as many cards as Elise. Let Elise have x no. of cards then How many Miguel will have?

8. horsealot203

m = x2 +2?

9. ash2326

Yeah, it'd be \[2x+2\] Now we know that together they have 971 cards, so what's the equation now? Can you form it ?

10. horsealot203

2x + 2 + x = 971?

11. horsealot203

so 3x + 2 = 971?

12. ash2326

Yes, you've got it right.

13. ash2326

Now you can find the no. of cards each have, can't you?

14. horsealot203

Yes, thank you!