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?

1 Answer
Apr 14, 2018

Answer:

#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 + (w - 11) = 47#

#w + w - 11 = 47#

#2w - 11 = 47#

#2w = 58#

#w = 29#

So the Tigers won #29# times.