11 December, 12:58
Based on the Census, state A has 21 fewer electoral votes for president than state B. If the total number of electoral votes for these two states is 85 , find the number for each state
11 December, 14:41
state A = 32 votes, state B = 53 votes
Let the number of electoral votes for state A be a and state B be b
a = b - 21
a + b = 85
Substituting a for b - 21 in the second equation
2b - 21 = 85
2b = 106
b = 53
Plugging b back in
85 - 53 = 32
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