A basketball player scores either through making 2-point shots, 3-point shots or free throws. The point system works as follows:

Free throws = 1 point each

2-point shots = 2 points each

3-point shots = 3 points each

Let's use some real data from game 7 of NBA Finals 2013. In that game, LeBron scored 37 points. He made 8 free throws and the number of 3-point shots he made is 5. How many 2-point shots did he make?

Number of 2-point shots =

shots

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Aligned with Common Core:

7.EE.4 - Linear equations

7.NS.3 - Real world problem involving 4 operations