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.
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'