Question #6630

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.

Expert's answer

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

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

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