### Home > CC3 > Chapter 3 > Lesson 3.1.3 > Problem 3-26

3-26.

Solve this problem by defining a variable and solving an equation. Write your solution in a sentence.

West High School’s population is

Define a variable.

the number of East High School students

Write an expression that defines the number of West High students in terms of the variable.

Write an equation using the total population of the two schools.

Solve for .