Based on the​ Census, state A has 17 fewer electoral votes for president than state...

Lisa Hardin

Lisa Hardin

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2022-07-27

Based on the​ Census, state A has 17 fewer electoral votes for president than state B. If the total number of electoral votes for these two states is 83​, find the number for each state.
1. Understand the problem. Reread it as many times as needed.
Let x represent the number of electoral votes in state B.
Then ? represents the number of electoral votes for state A.

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tykoyz

tykoyz

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2022-07-28Added 17 answers

Let x represent the number of electoral votes in state B.
Then (x-17) represent the number of electoral votes for state A.
Now, total number of votes = 83
x + x 17 = 83 2 x = 100 x = 50
No. of votes for state A=33
No. of votes for state B=50

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