# Larry plays quaterback for the eagles. During the teams opening football game, the Eagles have the ball 48 yards away from the goal line. On the first play, the Eagles gain 31 yards on a pass toward the goal line. On the next four plays, the Eagles lose 3,5,6,7 and 4 yards respectivley. What is the distance between the ball and the goal line after these five plays?

Asked By Oot On 07/10/2019 14:01

## Answers

Hello, so when you said next four plays, you put five more numbers, so I'm not sure which ones are suppose to be done, so we'll do each possibility.
So 48 yards to go to score a touchdown. Go Eagles! They gain 31 yards on a pass, so they are closer to the goal line. We would subtract 48 - 31 because they are now closer.
48 - 31 = 17
(Possibility 1)
Now let's say the next four plays were the 3, 5, 6, and 7. They moved away from the goal line on all of those plays, so we start from the 17 and add 3, 5, 6, and 7 because the moved back, so there are more yards to go.
17 + 3 = 20
20 + 5 = 25
25 + 6 = 31
31 + 7 = 38
Now the distance between the ball and goal line after the five plays is 38 yards.
(Possibility 2)
Now let's say the next four plays were the 5, 6, 7, and 4. They moved away from the goal line on all of those plays, so we start from the 17 and add 5, 6, 7, and 4 because the moved back, so there are more yards to go.
17 + 5 = 22
22 + 6 = 28
28 + 7 = 35
35 + 4 = 39
Now the distance between the ball and goal line after the five plays is 39 yards
(Possibility 3)
Now let's say the next four plays were the 3, 6, 7, and 4. They moved away from the goal line on all of those plays, so we start from the 17 and add 3, 6, 7, and 4 because the moved back, so there are more yards to go.
17 + 3 = 20
20 + 6 = 26
26 + 7 = 33
33 + 4 = 37
Now the distance between the ball and goal line after the five plays is 37 yards
(Possibility 4)
Now let's say the next four plays were the 3, 5, 7, and 4. They moved away from the goal line on all of those plays, so we start from the 17 and add 3, 5, 7, and 4 because the moved back, so there are more yards to go.
17 + 3 = 20
20 + 5 = 25
25 + 7 = 32
32 + 4 = 36
Now the distance between the ball and goal line after the five plays is 36 yards
(Possibility 5)
Now let's say the next four plays were the 3, 5, 6, and 4. They moved away from the goal line on all of those plays, so we start from the 17 and add 3, 5, 6, and 4 because the moved back, so there are more yards to go.
17 + 3 = 20
20 + 5 = 25
25 + 6 = 31
31 + 4 = 35
Now the distance between the ball and goal line after the five plays is 35 yards
So any of these could be the answer depending on which number is not suppose to be there between 3, 5, 6, 7, or 4. Typos happen though. I hope I was able to help with your answer!

Answered On 07/10/2019 18:09

Answered On 07/10/2019 18:09

On the first play, the Eagles end up 17 yards away from the goal (48-31), on the next 5 plays they lose 25 yards. So they are then 17 + 25 yards away or 42 yards from the goal line.

Answered On 07/12/2019 01:32

Answered On 07/12/2019 01:32

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