2006 AMC 10B Problems/Problem 3

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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*}

See Also

 2006 AMC 10B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) Preceded byProblem 2 Followed byProblem 4 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16 • 17 • 18 • 19 • 20 • 21 • 22 • 23 • 24 • 25 All AMC 10 Problems and Solutions

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