# Algebra

A basketball player makes 53 points on 24 shots. How many 3 pointers and 2 pointers did he shoot. Show your work. I know that the answer is 5 for the 3 pointers and 19 2 pointers but I don't know how to show it.

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 71
1. If x at 2 pts, then 24-x at 3 pts. So, adding up all the points,

2x + 3(24-x) = 53

x = 19 for 2-pts
so, 24-x = 5 for 3-pts

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
posted by Steve

## Similar Questions

1. ### math

dwight made 13 shots at the basketball game on friday night and made a total of 30 points. she scored 5 more two pointers than three pointers. how many of each type of baskets did she make? Also make equations to help figure it

asked by bob on December 20, 2015
2. ### math

During a game, a basketball team scored 38 points worth of two-pointers, 33 points worth of three-pointers, and 8 points worth of free throws. How many shots did the basketball team make during the game?

asked by anonymous on April 26, 2016
3. ### math

During a game, a basketball team scored 38 points worth of two-pointers, 33 points worth of three-pointers, and 8 points worth of free throws. How many shots did the basketball team make during the game? (Hint: A free throw is

asked by Ceili on March 26, 2019
4. ### Math

The Wildcats basketball team scored 18 points in the first half of the game. All the points came from either 2 or 3 point baskets. If a total of 8 shots were made ( some two pointers and some three points), how many of each type

asked by Christine on September 3, 2015
5. ### Math

Lebron James scored 34 points on a combination of 21 foul shots (1 point) and two pointers. How many shots of each type did he make.

asked by Chelsey on October 20, 2013
6. ### math

terry got 40% of his 3 pointers what is the probability that out of 3 shots he makes 2 of them

asked by Anonymous on May 17, 2011
7. ### Math

A basketball team recently scored a total of 92 points on a combination of​ 2-point field​ goals, 3-point field​ goals, and​ 1-point foul shots.​ Altogether, the team made 51 baskets and 22 more​ 2-pointers than foul

asked by Tyler on March 9, 2016
8. ### to ms.sue

the basketball game is tied.your team has the ball.there is only enough time for one more shot.based only on the information in the table,which player would you choose to take the shot? why? player: shots missed: shots made: 12 5

asked by Celest on April 10, 2012
9. ### Algebra 2

In basketball, there are 3-point shots, 2-point shots, and 1-point free throws. Josh scored 39 points in a game. He made the same number of 2-point shots as 3-point and free throws combined. He scored one more point on 3-pointers

asked by Nae on May 29, 2017
10. ### statistics

I have a statistics math problem. if someone could answer. "A basketball player makes 70% of free throws. he throws 15 free shots. what is the probability that the basketball player makes 7 or more free shots inside basket."

asked by jennifer on December 21, 2015

More Similar Questions