# Answer to Question #19654 in Trigonometry for Kristen Woods

Question #19654

In last night’s basketball game, Sally scored 9 less than twice what Lucy scored. The sum of their scores is 27. How many points did Sally and Lucy make individually?

Expert's answer

the equations are

S+L=27

2*L - S = 9

where S is Sally score and L is Lucy score. Hence

S = 2L-9

L + 2L - 9 = 27

3L=36

L=12, S=27-12 = 15

Lucy scored 12, Sally scored 15

S+L=27

2*L - S = 9

where S is Sally score and L is Lucy score. Hence

S = 2L-9

L + 2L - 9 = 27

3L=36

L=12, S=27-12 = 15

Lucy scored 12, Sally scored 15

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