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. Washingt

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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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Answered 2020-12-15 Author has 83 answers

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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