They run things a bit differently in Monsters world, so it makes sense that even football would have a different set of rules from the NFL.
In the Monsters Football League, each touchdown leads to x points and every field goal leads to y points
. There is no kick for points after a touchdown.
You know the scores from 2 matches that Mike and Sulley's team played in.
3 touchdowns and 4 field goals, leading to 47 points
5 touchdowns and 2 field goals, leading to 55 points
In Monsters Football League, how many points is each touchdown and field goal worth? Hint: model this situation with a pair of simultaneous equations involving x
Each touchdown is worth
Each field goal is worth
Aligned with Common Core:
8.EE.8 - Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
Let's get you some help in modeling one of the linear equations.
Look at match #1. 3 touchdowns and 4 field goals lead to 47 points, so we can write the following:
3x + 4y = 47
Where x is the number of points per touchdown and y is the number of points per field goal.