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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 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.

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 .