Brian scored 1/10 of the points for his basketball team in the state championship game. Joe scored 1/4 of the points. Together they scored 21 points. Write an equation to represent the situation. What was the total number of points the team scored?

Accepted Solution

Lets get common fractions between 1/10 and 1/4, so we now have the fractions 2/20 and 5/20. After we add them we have 7/20. If 35% (7/20) of the points scored is 21, then total points scored is 60. (21 / .35)