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    social science in a town election the winning candidate has 220 more votes than the loser. if 810 votes were cast in all how many votes did each candidate receive?
    i wrote 220 + x = 810
    x=590
    candidate one =590
    candidate 2 = 220
    am i correct this is an algebra question
    show the equaiton correct me if need be thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizard4 View Post
    social science in a town election the winning candidate has 220 more votes than the loser. if 810 votes were cast in all how many votes did each candidate receive?
    i wrote 220 + x = 810
    x=590
    candidate one =590
    candidate 2 = 220
    am i correct this is an algebra question
    show the equaiton correct me if need be thanks
    Okay, call the number of votes for candidate 1 as x, and the number of votes for candidate 2 as y. I will presume candidate 2 wins so y > x. (It doesn't matter which candidate we pick as long as we pick one.) Then we know that
    x + y = 810
    and
    y - x = 220

    Can you solve this from here?

    -Dan
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