In last week’s football game, Ralph scored 6 less than twice what Tommy scored. The sum of their scores is 30. How many points did Ralph and Tommy score individually?
If Ralph has x scored goals, then Tommy has scored (2x-6)goals. Tommy and Ralph have scored 30 goals, that's why x+2x-6=30 => 3x=36 => x=12 - number of goals which Ralph scored, that's why Tommy has scored 30-12=18 goals. Answer: Ralph - 12 goals; Tommy - 18 goals;