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# The total number of pool balls in a game of 8 ball minus the total number of pool balls in a game of 9 ball equals how many pool balls?

Question #90068. Asked by sbuller. (Dec 19 07 8:25 AM)

zbeckabee

8 Ball -- cue ball and fifteen object balls
9 Ball -- cue ball and nine object balls

W/ cue balls: 16 - 10 = 6
W/o cue balls: 15 - 9 = 6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nine_ball

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eight_ball

 Dec 19 07, 8:42 AM
howdyitsme

http://www.pool-table-rules.com/

in eight ball there are 15 coloured balls (stripes and solids, low and high) and 1 cue ball.

in nine ball there are 9 balls and 1 cue ball. never heard of 8 ball minus (1) sounds like a local thing.

if you are just doing math, it would 15 - 9 (if only using coloured balls) which would be 6. if using the cue 16 - 10 still resulting in 6.

let me know if this helps.

love Howdy

 Dec 19 07, 8:54 AM

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