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The hawks won 17 hockey games than they lost. They played 52 games in all and had a 3 ties. how many games did they lose?

so 52 ..... games in all
won 17......games
ties.........3
this is what I do 52
- 17
------
35
so they had 35 games left. From here I am stuck DO I ADD 3 MORE FOR THE TIES
AND THEN WHAT???? pleas help me,.thanks

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Is there a word missing from the problem?

Do you mean?

The hawks won 17 MORE hockey games than they lost.

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what?! this doesn't make sense

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