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.
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.
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?