Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321825535
ISBN 13: 978-0-32182-553-7

Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.8 Using Equations to Solve Application Problems - 9.8 Exercises: 40

Answer

Ed = 247 Marge = 340

Work Step by Step

Let the number of votes received by Ed is x Marge won 93 more votes than Ed = x + 93 Total number of votes cast in the election = 587 x + x + 93 = 587 2x + 93 =587 Solve the equation Subtract 93 from both the sides 2x + 93 -93 = 587 -93 2x = 494 Divide 2 on both the sides x = 247 Number of votes received by Ed = 247 Number of votes received by Marge = 247 + 93 = 340
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