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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.

$x=$ 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 $x$.