Hello: I am having a very hard time so far trying to best determine the "who" in cases that are given as word problems. For example:Sports announcers love to quote statistics. During football championship​ games, they particularly love to announce when a record has been broken. They might have a list of all football championship​ games, along with the scores of each​ team, total scores for the two​ teams, margin of​ victory, passing yards for the​ quarterbacks, and many more bits of information. Identify the who in this list.Choose the correct answer below. The sports announcersThe two teamsThe individual gamesThe quarterbacks At first, I believed that it was the teams that were the who in this case. However, the correct answer was instead the individual games that they played in. How would I best determine the who in cases in any word problem?

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Hello: 

I am having a very hard time so far trying to best determine the "who" in cases that are given as word problems. For example:

Sports announcers love to quote statistics. During football championship​ games, they particularly love to announce when a record has been broken. They might have a list of all football championship​ games, along with the scores of each​ team, total scores for the two​ teams, margin of​ victory, passing yards for the​ quarterbacks, and many more bits of information. Identify the who in this list.

Choose the correct answer below.
 
The sports announcers
The two teams
The individual games
The quarterbacks
 
At first, I believed that it was the teams that were the who in this case. However, the correct answer was instead the individual games that they played in. How would I best determine the who in cases in any word problem? 
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Step 1

In this context, the given variables are:

  • A list of all football championship games,
  • The scores of each team,
  • Total scores for the two teams,
  • Margin of victory,
  • Passing yards for the quarterbacks.
Step 2

Here, all the given variables belong to the individual games...

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