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Systems of Equations: Skiers and Snowboarders

Postby tbonenorman on Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:38 am

Skiers and Snowboarder suffer about 288,400 injuries each winter, with skiing accounting for about 400 more injuries than snowboarding. How many injuries occur in each winter sport?
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Re: Systems of Equations: Skiers and Snowboarders  TOPIC_SOLVED

Postby maggiemagnet on Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:45 pm

tbonenorman wrote:Skiers and Snowboarder suffer about 288,400 injuries each winter, with skiing accounting for about 400 more injuries than snowboarding. How many injuries occur in each winter sport?

They give you ski accidents in terms of boarding accidents, so pick a letter for boarding accidents. Then make an expression with this letter that stands for ski accidents. Then use the total-injuries number to make an equation with the letter and the expression.

If you get stuck, please write back with what you've done so far. Thanks! :clap:
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