# math

A baseball team played 161 regular season games. The ratio of the number of games they won to the number of games they lost was five halves
. How many games did they​ win? How many games did they​ lose?

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1. ... was five halves
Are we to read that as 5/2 which as a ratio would be 5 : 2
So let the number of games won be 5x and the number lost be 2x
so 5x + 2x = 161
7x = 161
x = 23
so they won 5x or 115 games, and lost 2x or 46 games

note 115 : 46
= 5 : 2 , and 115+46 = 161

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