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9-30.

Solve the problem below by writing and solving one or two equations. A Guess and Check table may help you get started. Be sure to define your variable(s) and write your solution as a sentence.

Rowan received points for each question he answered correctly on Part 1 of a test and 2 points for each question he answered correctly on Part 2. If he answered questions correctly and received a total of points, how many questions did he answer correctly on Part 1?

Define your variables.

Write a set of equations representing the problem.

Solve the second equation for y.

Substitute 33 − x in for y.

Solve for x.

Substitute 19 into one of the original equations for x.

Solve for y.

x = # of correct answers on Part 1
y= # of correct answers on Part 2

x + y = 33

3x + 2y = 85

y = 33 − x

3x + 2(33 − x) = 85

3x + 66 − 2x = 85

x = 19

19 + y = 33

y = 14