Solve this problem by defining one variable and then writing and solving an equation. Write your solution in a sentence.
West High School’s population is 250 students fewer than twice the population of East High School. The two schools have a total of 2858 students. How many students attend East High School? Homework Help ✎
Define a variable.
x = the number of East High School students
Write an expression that defines the number of West High students in terms of the variable.
2x − 250 = the number of West High students
Write an equation using the total population of the two schools.
x + (2x − 250) = 2858
Solve for x.