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1-46.

While organizing his bookshelf, Michael noticed that he had eight more science-fiction novels than spy novels. If he owns $26$ science-fiction and spy novels, how many of each type of novel does he own? Explain how you found your solution.

Remember that the spy novels $+8$ equals the number of science fiction novels Michael has.
He owns $9$ spy novels and $17$ science fiction novels.