PROBLEM 1-7-7

The Tom Baines girl’s basketball team had another win tonight.  Kim scored 1/2 of the points, Julie scored 1/3 of the points, and Rebecca scored 1/12 of the points.    Monique and Rachel scored the remaining 6 points, and each played a great defensive game.  How many points did the team score? How many points did Kim, Julie and Rebecca score?

 

SOLUTION 1-7-7

            Together, Kim, Julie and Rebecca scored 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/12 =11/12 of the total points.  Monique and Rachel scored the remaining 1/12 of the total points. Their 6 points is 1/12 of the total points. Therefore, Kim scored (1/12) (72 points) = 36 points, Julie scored (1/3) (72 points) = 24 points, and Rebecca scored (1/12) (72 points) = 6 points.

The team scored 72 total points; Kim scored 36 points, Julie 24, and Rebecca