Two minor league baseball players got a total of 366 hits. Washington had 12 more hits than Sanchez. Find the number of hits for each player. Washington had 195 hits. Sanchez had 171 hits.

Two minor league baseball players got a total of 366 hits. Washington had 12 more hits than Sanchez. Find the number of hits for each player. Washington had 195 hits. Sanchez had 171 hits.

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Algebra foundations
asked 2020-12-14
Two minor league baseball players got a total of 366 hits. Washington had 12 more hits than Sanchez. Find the number of hits for each player. Washington had 195 hits. Sanchez had 171 hits.

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2020-12-15
Let x be the number of hits Sanchez had so that Washington had x+12 hits. Since they got a total of 366 hits, we can write:
(x+12)+x=366
Solve for x:
2x+12=366
Subtract 12 from both sides:
2x=354
Divide both sides by 2:
x=177
Using this value of x, Washington had 189 hits and Sanchez had 177 hits.
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