Two minor league baseball players got a total of 222 hits. Washington had 14 more hits than Sanchez. Find the number of hits for each player.
Let’s denote number of hits of player Washingtonby x. Then the second player had y=x-14hits Due to the question statement togetherplayers had 222 hits so x+y=222 So we have two equations for x and y: x+y=222 y=x-14 Substituting expresson for y (secondequation) into the first equation we get X+y=x+x-14=222 Hence 2x=222+14=236 X=118 – number of Washington’s hits Number of hits for Sanchez y=x-4=118-4=114 Answer: 118, 114