In a basketball game Maria scored 3 times as many points as Holly. In the next game, Maria scored 7 fewer points than she did in the first game, while Holly scored 9 more points than she did in the first game. If they scored the same number of points in the second game, how many points did each score in the first.
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m1 = 3h1
m2 = m17
h2 = h1+9
m2 = h2
now make some substitutions looking for m1 and h1
m1 = 3(h29) = 3(m29) = 3(m179)
m1 = 3m1  48
2m1 = 48
m1 = 24
so, h1 = 8
check: m2 = 247 = 17 = 8+9 = h2 👍
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