# 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?

Apr 14, 2018

$29$ times

#### Explanation:

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 $w$ and "losses" the variable $l$.

Since they played a total of $47$ games, of which they lost some and won others, we can make this equation:

$w + l = 47$

It says that they "won 11 more games than they lost" or:

$l = w - 11$ (their losses where 11 less than their wins)

We can substitute that second equation into the first one:

$w + l = 47$

$w + \left(w - 11\right) = 47$

$w + w - 11 = 47$

$2 w - 11 = 47$

$2 w = 58$

$w = 29$

So the Tigers won $29$ times.