# Chapter 9 - Basic Algebra - 9.8 Using Equations to Solve Application Problems - 9.8 Exercises: 42

One of the charities receives 33,500 dollars and the other receives 15,500 dollars.

#### Work Step by Step

Let $x =$ one of the the charities $x + (x - 18,000) = 149,000$ $2x - 18,000 = 149,000$ $2x = 67000$ $x = \frac{67000}{2}$ $x = 33,500$ dollars Let $O =$ the other charity $O = x - 18,000$ $O = 33,500 - 18,000$ $O = 15,500$ dollars

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