• September 16th 2009, 07:12 PM
casey_k
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.
• September 16th 2009, 11:26 PM
Finley
w = wins
l = losses

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

$\frac{7}{5}=\frac{(w+9)}{l}$
$5w+45=7l$

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?