Prealgebra (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321955048
ISBN 13: 978-0-32195-504-3

Chapter 3 - Review: 71

Answer

The Democratic candidate received 2386 votes.

Work Step by Step

Let $d$ be the Democrat votes. Independent votes is $d-272$. Incumbent+Democrat+Independent=Total Votes $14,000+d+d-272=18,500$ $\longrightarrow$combine like terms $13728+2d=18500$ $\longrightarrow$addition property $13728+2d-13728=18500-13728$ $\longrightarrow$combine lie terms $2d=4772$ $\longrightarrow$multiplication property $2d\div2=4772\div2$ $\longrightarrow$simplify $d=2386$
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