David W. answered • 09/18/18

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No no no no no. Does your answer even make sense in context with the question?

Let x = the number of Ryan Howard RBIs

x + (x - 16) = 276

The x doesn't multiply through. There is an imaginary 1 in front of the parentheses.

x + 1(x - 16) = 276

x + 1(x) + 1(-16) = 276

2x - 16 = 276

2x = 292

x = 146

146 - 16 = 130

Howard had 146 RBIs and Hamilton had 130.

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09/18/18