Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 4 - Section 4.4 - Systems of Linear Equations and Problem Solving - Exercise Set: 16

Answer

Diana Taurasi scored 820 points. Cappie Pondexter scored 679 points.

Work Step by Step

Let $x$ be the number of points Diana Taurasi scored. Let $y$ be the number of points Cappie Pondexter scored. Taurasi scored 141 more points than Cappie Pondexter. $x=y+141$ Together, these two players scored 1499 points. $x+y=1499$ $x=y+141$ $x+y=1499$ $x+y=1499$ $(y+141)+y=1499$ $2y+141=1499$ $2y=1358$ $y=679$ $x=y+141$ $x=(679)+141$ $x=820$ Diana Taurasi scored 820 points. Cappie Pondexter scored 679 points.
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