College Algebra 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305115546
ISBN 13: 978-1-30511-554-5

Chapter P, Prerequisites - Section P.9 - Modeling with Equations - P.9 Exercises: 34


$714$ runs.

Work Step by Step

Let the amount of home runs Babe Ruth hit during his career be $x$. Therefore Hank Aaron hit $x+41$ runs. In total, they hit $(x)+(x+41)$ runs, which the problem stated was $1469$ runs. Set up the equation of $2x+41=1469$ and solve for $x=\frac{(1469-41)}{2}=714$ runs.
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