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Hi, I wrote the first one wrong...

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

This is what I did so far... 52 games
...-17
------
35
okay now there is 3 ties???
so they had 35 games left.. is this correct.But how many did they lose? what do I do from here.
thanks again

  • math -

    the hawks won 17 games then they lost. all together they palyed 52 games 17 wins and 3 ties ...soooooo..17 wins + 3 ties is =20..then

    52
    - 20
    ______
    32

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