If Kyle scored 12 points, how many points did Kurt score?

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in a basketball game, Kyle scored 4 more than one-fifth as many points as Kurt.

Jun 11th, 2015

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Call the number of points Kurt scored p. Then Kyle scored (1/5)p+4. Since Kyle scored 12, we have
(1/5)p+4=12

(1/5)p=8
p=40
So Kurt scored 40 points.


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Jun 11th, 2015

how did u get p=40 ?


Jun 11th, 2015

5 will go other side and will multiply with 8................................so 8*5=40

Jun 11th, 2015

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