# Chris made four times as many putts as Paul made at golf practice. Together, they made 60 putts. How do you find the number of putts Paul made?

Nov 13, 2017

Paul got 12 putts.

#### Explanation:

Let's give the number of putts Paul made the value of $P$ and the number of putts Chris made the value of $C$/

We know Chris got four times as many putts as Paul, so $C = 4 P$

Also, we know their combined score is 60.

Therefore, $4 P + P = 60$

$4 P + P = 5 P$

$5 P = 60$

$\frac{\cancel{5} P}{\cancel{5}} = P = \frac{60}{5} = 12$

So, Paul got 12 putts.

Nov 13, 2017

Let, the number of putts Paul made be $x$
Then, the number of putts Chris made would be $4 x$
Given-
$4 x + x = 60$
It is easy to solve
$5 x = 60$
Divide both sides by 5
(cancel5 x)/(cancel5) = (cancel60^12)/(cancel(5^1)
So,
$x = 12$
$\therefore$ Paul made 12 putts