Vick and Hassan were playing a logic game. Vick had 2 points for every 1 points Hassan had. When Hassan scored 36 more points, he then had twice as many points as Vick. How many points did Vick have?

Call the number of points that Hassan originally had, H

Call the number of points that Vick originally had = 2H

Assuming the Vick scored no more points, we have that

H + 36 = 2 (2H) simplify

H + 36 = 4H

36 = 4H - H

36 = 3H

36 / 3 = H = 12

Vick had 2(12) = 24 points originally