Posted by franklin on .
Use the five steps for problem solving to answer the following question. Please show all of your work.
The average of two quiz scores is 81. If one quiz score is six more than the other quiz score, what are the two quiz scores?

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Ms. Sue,
Denise or Franklin  please do not change screen names on this forum
What are the five steps for problem solving? 
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franklin,
familiarize, translate, carry out, check and state

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Ms. Sue,
Thank you.
I showed you how to do the first three steps in your last post.
Now it's your turn. I'll be glad to check your answer. 
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franklin,
ok give me a second or longer, thanks

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franklin,
n + n + n + 6 = 81 * 2
3n + 6 = 162  6
3n = 156
n=156/2
n=78
this isn't right what am I doing wrong? 
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Ms. Sue,
To start, you have 3n  but you only have 2 test scores.
Your answer of 78 is correct for the first score. Add 6 to it for the other score.
78 + 84 = 162
162/2 = 81