# mathematics

A baseball team played 149 complete games last season. They had 31 fewer wins than losses. How many games did the team win?

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Ms. Sue
2. 118?

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3. That doesn't make any sense. Please reread the problem and try again.

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Ms. Sue
4. I subtracted the 149 and 31??

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5. No.

They won less than half their games.

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Ms. Sue
6. Then 15.5

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7. How can you win half a game?

You're still way off.

x + x + 31 = 149

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Ms. Sue
8. I thought you said 59?

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