# 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?

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Apr 14, 2018

#### Answer:

#### 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

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