Alex and logan played a marble game. They both started with 10 marbles. After each game the loser gave the winner 1 marble. There were no ties. When they finished playing Alex had 14 marbles. If Logan won a total of 4 games, how many games did they play altogether
Logan's marbles at the end are only 6 marbles....becuase Alex has 14 of the original 20 marbles.
10 marbles + 4 wins X 1 marble/win - losses (1 marble/loss) = 6 marbles
10 + 4 - losses =6
14 - losses = 6
losses = 8
he won four games and lost 8 games for a total of 12 games played