2006 AMC 12B 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?

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

Solution

Solution 1

If the Cougars won by a margin of 14 points, then the Panthers' score would be half of (34-14). That's 10 $\Rightarrow \text{(A)}$.

Solution 2

Let the Panthers' score be $x$. The Cougars then scored $x+14$. Since the teams combined scored $34$, we get $x+x+14=34 \\ \rightarrow 2x+14=34 \\ \rightarrow 2x=20 \\ \rightarrow x = 10 \$, and the answer is$ (Error compiling LaTeX. ! Missing $ inserted.)\boxed{\text{(A)}}$.

See also

2006 AMC 12B (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 2
Followed by
Problem 4
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