8th grade math
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Mitchell earned a total score of 55 points. Twenty percent of the baskets he made were worth threepoints each. If fourfifths of the twopoint baskets Mitchell attempted were successful and he made onethird of the threepoint baskets he attempted, what is the total number of baskets that Mitchell attempted?

You don't mention his free throws made. If that number is zero, solve these equations:
x = number of 3point shots made
y = number of 2point shots made
3x + 2y = 55
x = 0.2(x+y)
5x = x+y
y = 4x
3x + 8x = 55
x = 5
y = 20
Total Shots attempted = 3x + (5/4) y
= 15 + 25 = 40
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