During the 1998-1999 Little League season, the Tigers played 47 games. They won 11 more games than they lost. How many games did they win that season?
We'll turn this word problem into some equations so that we can solve it easier.
There were two types of games the Tigers played: winning games and losing games. I'm going to give "wins" the variable
Since they played a total of
It says that they "won 11 more games than they lost" or:
We can substitute that second equation into the first one:
So the Tigers won