CURRENT.............NEXT.............NEXT.............NEXT...............LAST

SCORE.................INNING..........INNING..........INNING...........INNING

17..........................0.....................0....................0......................0

6..........................P.....................P....................P......................P

**6 + 4P > 17**

4P > 17 - 6 (Subtracting 6 from both sides.)

4P > 11

P > 11/4 (Dividing both sides by 4, or you could say multiply both sides by 1/4.)

P > 2 3/4

Since you can't score 3/4 of a point, Kim's team had to score **3 POINTS **IN EACH OF THE LAST FOUR INNINGS.

**CHECKING:**

**6 + 4(3) = 6 + 12 = 18, and 18 is one point more than the other team's 17.**

**Therefore, the SMALLEST VALUE OF P IS 3.**

**Hope this helps ****MaKayla.**