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

West High School’s population is students fewer than twice the population of East High School. The two schools have a total of students. How many students attend East High School?  

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.

the number of West High students

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

Solve for .