Jim went bowling with some friends. It cost him $2 to rent bowling shoes and$3.50 per game of bowling. He spent a total of $16. How do you write and solve an equation to determine how many games he bowled? 1 Answer Nov 17, 2016 He bowled $4$games Explanation: Whether jim bowls or not he has to incur rent for bowling shoes. Per bowling he has to pay$.3.5.

Then the equation is -

$y = 2 + 3.5 x$

Where -

$y :$ Total cost
$x :$ Number of bowling

$2 + 3.5 x = 16$
$3.5 x = 16 - 2 = 14$
$x = \frac{14}{3.5} = 4$