## Together, teammates Pedro and Ricky got 2686 base hits last season. Pedro had 278 more hits than Ricky. How many hits did each player have

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Answer:Pedro’s base hits was 1,482 and Ricky’s base hits was 1,204

Step-by-step explanation:Let

x —-> Pedro’s base hits

y —-> Ricky’s base hits

we know that

Pedro and Ricky got 2686 base hits last season

so

[tex]x+y=2,686[/tex]—–> equation A

Pedro had 278 more hits than Ricky

so

[tex]x=y+278[/tex] —-> equation B

Solve the system by substitution

Substitute equation B in equation A

[tex](y+278)+y=2,686[/tex]

solve for y

[tex]2y=2,686-278\\2y=2,408\\y=1,204[/tex]

Find the value of x[tex]x=1,204+278=1,482[/tex]

therefore

Pedro’s base hits was 1,482 and Ricky’s base hits was 1,204