The basketball team scored a total of 79 points last game. They made 35 shots, including 2-point shots and 3-point shots. How many 2-point shots did they make? How many 3-point shots did they make?

Guest Apr 9, 2020

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Let the number of 2 point shots made = N

Then the number of 3 points shots made = 35 - N

And we have this

2N + 3(35 - N) = 79 simplify

2N + 105 - 3N = 79 subtract 105 from each side

-1N = -26 divide throug by -1

N = 26 = the number of 2 point shots

35 - N = 35 - 26 = 9 = number of 3 point shots

CPhill Apr 9, 2020