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?
Denote Jackson's score as J and Leslie's as L. Then we know that
Substitute J from the first to the second and obtain
So L=562 and J=L+42=604.
The answer: Jackson scored 604 and Leslie 562.
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