# Last season, Everett scored forty-eight points, This is six less than twice the number of points that Max scored. How many points did Max score?

Oct 31, 2016

Max scored 27 points.

#### Explanation:

Let $x$ equal the points that Max scored.

Twice the number of points is $2 x$.

Six less is $- 6$

$48$ is the number of points Everett scored.

The equation is as follows:

$2 x - 6 = 48$

Add $6$ to both sides.

$2 x = 54$

Divide both sides by $2$.

$x = \frac{54}{2}$

$x = 27$

$2 \left(27\right) - 6 = 48$
$54 - 6 = 48$
$48 = 48$