Posted by **franklin** on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:51pm.

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**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:55pm
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**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:57pm
familiarize, translate, carry out, check and state

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**Ms. Sue**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 8:59pm
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**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:03pm
ok give me a second or longer, thanks

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**franklin**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:29pm
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**, Friday, October 29, 2010 at 9:35pm
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

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