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3-26.

Solve this problem using Guess and Check. 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?

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 .