A football team ran four plays. The first play lost 5 yards. The second play lost 9 yards. The third play gained 12 yards. The last play lost 8 yards. Find the total gain or loss of yards.
The ANSWER WIl be 10 yards.
first down is 1st and 10. lost 5 on play
second down is 2nd and 15. lost 9 on play
third down is 3rd and 24. gained 12
fourth down 4th and 12. lost 8
so the team lost a total of 10yds