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the white team lost 2/5 of all its games and won 39 games. how many games did they play? show and explain your work.

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    assuming there were no ties,
    let the number games be x
    So they won 3/5 of their games
    (3/5)x = 39
    x = 39(5/3) = 65

    check:
    (2/5)(65) = 26
    (3/5)(65) = 39

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