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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

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  1. 11 December, 14:41
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    state A = 32 votes, state B = 53 votes

    Step-by-step explanation:

    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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