## Basic College Mathematics (9th Edition)

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