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A minor league baseball team plays 117 games in a season. If the team won 17 more than three times as many games as they lost how many wins and loses did the team have

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    Let W = number of games won
    Let L = number of games lost

    L + W = 117, Then W = 117-L
    3L + 17 = W

    Substitute 117-L for W in the second equation and solve for L. Put that value of L in the first equation to find W. Put both values in the second equation to check your answers.

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