Algebra Basketball

Saranac Lake
Topic: Algebraic Expressions & Equations
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Saranac Lake Math Counts takes problem number 51 to the gym, as Adam (Simon Thill), Ben (James Catania), and Charlie (Noah Pittman) work together to solve jealous classmate Sheldon's (Bruno Freeman) math problem using algebra, basketball, and their wits. Can they work together using their previous knowledge to figure out the answer or will these three athletes be stumped by Math Counts?

Common Core Standards: 8.EE.8
Problem #: 
51 (2014-2015)
Problem Difficulty Level: 5 [?]