#### Answer

Ruth hit 59. Maris hit 61.

#### Work Step by Step

Let $x$ be the number hit by Ruth.
The lnumber hit by Maris is $x+2$.
The sum of the home runs hit by both is represented by the equation:
$x+x+2=120$
Solve for x.
Combine like terms.
$2x+2=120$
Use the addition property of equality to subtract 2 from each side of the equation.
$2x+2-2=120-2$
Simplify.
$2x=118$
Use the multiplication property of equality to divide both sides of the equation by 2.
$2x\div2=118\div2$
Simplify.
$x=59$
Find the number hit by Maris.
$x+2=59+2=61$