# Another possibility

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Posted by Joel on September 23, 2002 at 11:14:15:

In Reply to: Re: I need help with my Math posted by Denis Borris on September 23, 2002 at 01:03:17:

: : 1) Tamara traveled north in her car on a straight, one-lane road for 0.25 mile.
: : When she stopped at the end of the road, her car faced south.
: : How could this be?

: She was backing up; get it, Matt?

When she started, she was less than .25 mile from the north pole :-)

: : 2)Katrina went bowling with her friends 4 times. Each time her bowling score
: : increased by 8 points. If the total of her four scores is 300 points, what was
: : her score in each of the four games?

: Let the low game (1st one) = x; then:

: x + x+8 + x+16 + x+24 = 300 ; follow that?
: 4x + 48 = 300 ; 4x = 252 : subtract 48 from each side
: so x = 252/4 = 63 ; still with me?

: This makes her scores 63, 71, 79 and 87; 63+71+79+87=300 : ok, Matt?

: I'm assuming you've been exposed to a bit of algebra; have you?

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