I need help with the equation part

During a recent basketball game, the Miami Heat scored 26 fewer points than the Orlando Magic. Together, both teams scored a total of 182 points. How many points did each team score?

a) Write the equation you would use to solve this problem, using http://www.imathas.com/cgi-bin/mimetex.cgi?%7Bm%7D as Orlando Magic's score. __________

b) After solving the equation, what is the Miami Heat's score? _______________

c) After solving the equation, what is the Orlando Magic's score? ____________

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If we let represent the Miami Heat's score and represent the Orlando Magic's score, how can we get two equations that relate the two variables from:

"Miami Heat scored 26 fewer points than the Orlando Magic"

"Together, both teams scored a total of 182 points"

Can you translate these statements into equations?

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Originally Posted by

**MarkFL2** If we let

represent the Miami Heat's score and

represent the Orlando Magic's score, how can we get two equations that relate the two variables from:

"Miami Heat scored 26 fewer points than the Orlando Magic"

"Together, both teams scored a total of 182 points"

Can you translate these statements into equations?

I did that already, it still showed it was incorrect.

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What were your equations?

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As you know, that is incorrect.

"Miami Heat scored 26 fewer points than the Orlando Magic"

Thus tell us that 26 fewer than is equal to , or:

"Together, both teams scored a total of 182 points"

This tells us that the sum of the scores is 182, or:

Now, to get an equation in one variable, we may take the first equation, which is already solved for and substitute into the second equation:

Can you now simplify this and solve for ?

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M-26+m=182

+26 +26

_________________

M+M=208

2m/2 =208/2

M=104

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Correct! :)

Now you may use the first equation to get the value for *h*.

Re: I need help with the equation part