At a horseback riding competition in the Olympics, each rider receives a score from 2 judges’
scores. Maddy was one of the riders in the competition. If one judge awarded Maddy a score
of 87, and Maddy’s final score was 84.5, what score did the other judge award Maddy?
Let the score that the other judge gave Maddy be M
We get the equation
(87+M)/2 = 84.5
87+M = 169
M = 82