Applications and Equations

Algebra
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Over a season a women's basketball league Jackson scored 42 more points than the second highest scorer , Leslie. Together , Jackson and Leslie score 1166 points during the season. How many points did each player score over the course of the season?

Sep 12th, 2015

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Denote Jackson's score as J and Leslie's as L. Then we know that

J=L+42 and

J+L=1166.

Substitute J from the first to the second and obtain

L+42+L=1166, 2*L=1166-42=1124.

So L=562 and J=L+42=604.

The answer: Jackson scored 604 and Leslie 562.

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