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Can you help?  At a basketball​ game, a team made 55 successful shots. They were a combination of​ 1- and​ 2-point shots. The team scored 91 points in all. Write and solve a system of equations to find the number of each type of shot.

 Mar 4, 2020
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x = two point shots         points   = 2x

y = 3 point shots            points = 3y   

             x + y = 55      and     2x + 3y = 91          two equations  and two unknowns   solve for x and y

 

 

I would multipl the first equation by   - 3      then add to the second equation  to solve for 'x'     then    x+ y = 55 to find 'y'

 Mar 4, 2020

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