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During a football game, Matt kicked the ball three times. His longest kick was 43 metres and the three kicks averaged 37 metres. If the other two kicks were the same length, the distance, in metres, that each travelled was what?

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During a football game, Matt kicked the ball three times.
His longest kick was 43 metres and the three kicks averaged 37 metres.
If the other two kicks were the same length, the distance, in metres, that each travelled was what?

$$\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline \dfrac{43+2x}{3} &=& 37 \\\\ 43+2x &=& 37*3 \\ 43+2x &=& 111 \\ 2x &=& 111-43 \\ 2x &=& 68 \\\\ 2x &=& \dfrac{68}{2} \\\\ \mathbf{ x } &=& \mathbf{34}\ \text{metres} \\ \hline \end{array}$$

Jun 8, 2020