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The players on a basketball team made some three-point shots, some two-points shots, and some one-point free throws. They scored as may points with two-points shots as with three-points shots. Their number of successful free throws was one more than their number of successful two-point shots. The team's total score was 61 points. How many free throws did they make?
First of all, we will need to set up a system of equations to solve this problem. Let's make x= # of free throws, y= # of two-point shots, and z= # of three-point shots. Now, we have x + 2y + 3z = 61. If they scored as many points with two-point shots as three-point shots, then 2y=3z. Their number of successful three throws was one more than their number of successful two-point shots, which means x = y + 1. Now we can substitute these into the original equation.
x + 2y + 3z = 61
(y + 1) + 2y + (2y) = 61
y + 1 + 2y + 2y = 61
5y + 1 = 61
5y = 60
y = 12
We can now plug in 12 in for y into x = y + 1 to solve for the number of free throws.
x = y + 1
x = 12 + 1
x = 13
The answer is 13 free throws.
Here's the next problem
A pair of standard 6-sided dice is rolled once. The sum of the numbers rolled determines the diameter of a circle. What is the probability that the numerical value of the area of the circle is less than the numerical value of the circle's circumference.
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