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3-26.

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.

2*x* − 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*.