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