Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 3 - Test: 20

Answer

Paula made 8 free throws.

Work Step by Step

Let $m$ be the number of free throws made by Maria. The number made by Paula is $2m$. $m+2m=12$ $\longrightarrow$combine like terms $3m=12$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property $3m\div3=12\div3$ $\longrightarrow$divide $m=4$ $2m=2\times4=8$
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