Mathematics

Question

At the carnival, Nick scored 2 points for each basket. He also received a bonus of 10 points. If Nick's total score was 90 points, how many baskets did he make?

2 Answer

  • 2x + 10 = 90 is our equation.
    2x (x, the amount of baskets he made)
    10 (the original bonus)
    90 (total points)
    Subtract 10 from both sides to get 2x by itself.
    2x = 80
    Divide by 2 to get x.
    x = 40.
    Nick made 40 baskets.
  • Answer: 40 baskets

    Why 40 baskets?

    If 10 our of 90 points were bonus, than 80 of the points must be from the baskets.

    90 - 10 = 80

    We know that nick got 2 points for every basket, so we must find out how many baskets he scored to get 80 points

    80 ÷ 2 = 40

    Nick scored 40 baskets.

    Check?

    40 baskets, and each are 2 points.

    40*2 = 80

    90 total, 80 baskets, 10 bonus

    80+10 = 90

    Final Answer: 40 baskets
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