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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 32E
To determine

To find: The runs hit by Babe Ruth.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 32E

The runs hit by Babe Ruth are 714.

Explanation of Solution

Given:

Hank Aaron hit 41 runs more than Babe Ruth and total runs hit by both is 1469.

Calculation:

Let runs hit by Babe Ruth be x.

Tabulate the given information into the language of algebra.

In words In Algebra
Runs hit by Babe Ruth x
Runs hit by Hunk Aaron x+41

Model the equation for the above information.

Baberuthruns+Hunkaaronruns=Totalrunsx+x+41=1469

Simplify the above equation for x,

2x+41=14692x=1428(Subtract41)x=714(Divideby2)

Thus, the runs hit by Babe Ruth are 714.

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