# Difference between revisions of "2006 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 3"

## Problem

A football game was played between two teams, the Cougars and the Panthers. The two teams scored a total of $34$ points, and the Cougars won by a margin of $14$ points. How many points did the Panthers score?

$\textbf{(A) } 10\qquad \textbf{(B) } 14\qquad \textbf{(C) } 17\qquad \textbf{(D) } 20\qquad \textbf{(E) } 24$

## Solution

Let $x$ be the number of points scored by the Cougars, and $y$ be the number of points scored by the Panthers. The problem is asking for the value of $y$. \begin{align*} x+y &= 34 \\ x-y &= 14 \\ 2x &= 48 \\ x &= 24 \\ y &= \boxed{\textbf{(A) }10} \\ \end{align*}