# Thread: Word propleam

1. ## 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!

Thanks
Ray

2. $s+d=116$
$3s=d$

Now solve.

3. Originally Posted by Ray
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.

4. 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

5. Originally Posted by Ray
no a single is getting to first base
a double is getting to second base
Hmmm, this changes everything!

6. 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?

7. 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

8. Originally Posted by Ray
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

9. 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?