A basketball player scored 9 times during one game. She scored a total of 13 points, two for each two-point shot and one for each free throw How many two-point shots did she make?
She made 4 two-point shots.
Let's call the number of two-point shots she score
Because we know she score 9 times we can write an equation:
if we solve for
We also know the total points score from these 9 shots was 13 and therefore we can write:
From the first equation we can substitute