## Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Let $x$ be the number of runs Ryan Howard batted. Let $y$ be the number of runs Josh Hamilton batted. Josh Hamilton had 16 fewer runs. $x=y+16$ Together, these two players brought home 276 runs: $x+y=276$. $x=y+16$ $x+y=276$. $x+y=276$ $(y+16)+y=276$ $2y+16=276$ $2y=260$ $y=130$ $x=y+16$ $x=(130)+16$ $x=146$ Ryan Howard batted 146 runs. Josh Hamilton batted 130 runs.