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?

2 Answers
Nov 13, 2017

Answer:

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=4P#

Also, we know their combined score is 60.

Therefore, #4P+P=60#

#4P+P=5P#

#5P=60#

#(cancel(5)P)/cancel(5)=P=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 #4x#
Given-
#4x+x=60#
It is easy to solve
#5x=60#
Divide both sides by 5
#(cancel5 x)/(cancel5) = (cancel60^12)/(cancel(5^1)#
So,
#x=12#
#therefore# Paul made 12 putts