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in a basketball game, Steve scored 7 points than bill. together they scored 39 points. Find the score of each.

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I assume you mean that Steve scored 7 points MORE than Bill.

Let b equal Bill's score. Solve for b.

b + 7 + b = 39
2b = 39 - 7
2b = 32
b = 16

16 + 23 = 39

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