In the following question
The competitive edge of a baseball team is defined as . W = number of wins, L = number of losses. This year a the team had 3 times as many wins and as many losses. By what factor did the competitive edge increase?
1. where c = competitive edge.
2. Need to determine the original competitive edge so pick numbers
3. Simplify = = =
QUESTION ONE. I would typically stop the symplification here. However the question went on to state I understand HOW this next step was derived. What I'm trying to understand is WHY (i.e how did the author know the process required this extra step)?
QUESTION TWO. I would stop sympifying here. However the question went on to state . Again I understand the HOW. What I'm tring to understand is WHY (i.e. how did the author know to simplify it further)?
I hope that makes sense.