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A basketball player scored 18 times during one game. He scored a total of 35 points, two for each two point shot and one. For each free throw. How many two point shots did he make? How many free throws?

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  1. If there were x 2-pointers and y free throws, then we know

    x+y = 18 (add the shots)
    2x+y = 35 (add the points)

    Now just solve for x and y.

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  2. (10,12)

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