Posted by Sophie on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 5:27pm.
In a basketball game, a regular basket was worth 2 points and a longdistance basket was worth 3 points. If there were 45 baskets in a game and 96 points total, how many regular baskets r and longdistance baskets l were made? Show the correct system of equations.

algebra  Reiny, Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 1:02am
number of 2 point baskets  x
number of 3 point baskets  45x
2x + 3(45x) = 96
2x + 135  3x = 96
x = 39
x = 39
39 2pointers, and 6 3pointers
check:
39(2) + 6(3) = 96
39+6 = 45
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