Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - An Introduction to Problem Solving - Practice: 4

Answer

Texas has 34 electoral votes; California has 55 electoral votes.

Work Step by Step

If the number of votes in Texas is denoted by x, then the number of votes in California is x + 21, and the sum of votes in Texas and California equals 89, so the expression is written as: x + (x + 21) = 89 Solve for x: 2x + 21 = 89 2x = 68 x = 34 Texas has x = 34 electoral votes. California has x + 21 = 34 + 21 = 55 electoral votes.
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