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    Word propleam

    a baseball player has three times singles as doubles with a total of 116 runs
    how many singles did he have?

    TR = 3s + d

    can any one help!

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    s+d=116
    3s=d

    Now solve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    a baseball player has three times singles as doubles with a total of 116 runs
    how many singles did he have?

    TR = 3s + d

    can any one help!

    Thanks
    Ray
    I get a problem when I work out your problem.

    116 = s + 2d

    s = 3d

    So

    116 = 3d + 2d = 5d

    d = 116/5

    which doesn't make sense since we need a whole number.

    My conclusion would be that the problem has no solution.

    EDIT: Ah I guess my baseball knowledge isn't very good. I thought a double counted as two runs. Haha.
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    no a single is getting to first base
    a double is getting to second base

    I get Total Runs = 3s + d

    s = (-d + 116) /3 but i need to some how determine
    s and d to get a number for s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    no a single is getting to first base
    a double is getting to second base
    Hmmm, this changes everything!
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    This problem really brings out my ignorance of baseball, but how did you get TR = 3s + d?

    It seems from this article that knowing singles and doubles doesn't actually tell you anything about how many runs the player had. Isn't it possible for a player to have 50 singles and 50 doubles and no runs, because the batters afterward always struck out?
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    Totals runs = home runs + singles + doubles + tripples
    but we are given total runs = 116 and that there are 3 times more singles than doubles no triples
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    Totals runs = home runs + singles + doubles + tripples
    but we are given total runs = 116 and that there are 3 times more singles than doubles no triples
    And how many home runs? If zero, then it's

    116 = 0 + s + d + 0

    s = 3d

    116 = 3d + d

    4d = 116

    d = 29

    s = 3d = 3(29) = 87
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    A run, is when someone SCORES.
    He may mean total BASES.
    You get 2 bases when you reach second, by hitting a double.
    You get one base, by hitting a single.
    You get three bases by hitting a triple.
    You receive four bases by hitting a homerun.
    YOU only SCORE when you reach home plate.
    There is no guarantee that you score when you hit anything but a homerun.

    and besides Rayban being banned
    what is....propleam? some kind of new rpg?
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