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Bowling Anyone? Solving Systems of Equations

Activity Overview

Students will solve a system of equations in two variables to find the best price for bowling. They are given the prices for bowling at two places.

Before the Activity

Make copies of the handout as needed.

During the Activity

Robert and his son Bobby are avid bowlers. However, Robert prefers Homefield Bowl and Bobby prefers White Plains Bowl. At White Plains Bowl the charge per game is $2.50 and it costs $2.00 for shoe rental. At Homefield Bowl the cost is $2. 00 per game and the shoe rental is $4.00. They are wondering for how many games will the cost to bowl be the same at both places.