The ratio of wins to losses so far for the Tigers is 5:4. If the Tigers have 9

games left in the season and they win all of them, the ratio will now become

7:5. Use this information to determine the total number of games played by

the Tigers.

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- Sep 16th 2009, 07:12 PMcasey_kRatio Word Problem Please Help.
The ratio of wins to losses so far for the Tigers is 5:4. If the Tigers have 9

games left in the season and they win all of them, the ratio will now become

7:5. Use this information to determine the total number of games played by

the Tigers. - Sep 16th 2009, 11:26 PMFinley
w = wins

l = losses

$\displaystyle \frac{5}{4}=\frac{w}{l}$

$\displaystyle 5l=4w$

$\displaystyle \frac{7}{5}=\frac{(w+9)}{l}$

$\displaystyle 5w+45=7l$

Solving Simultaneously:

1) 5w+45=7l

2) 4w=5l

1) 25w+ 225 = 35l

2) 28w = 35l

3) -3w + 225 = 0

-3w = -225

w = 75

Can you solve for losses and find the final answer?