Posted by **Cole** on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:09am.

In a special local election, one candidate received 288 votes less than twice the number of votes of the opponent. How many votes did each candidate receive if the total number of votes in the election is 136,395?

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**bobpursley**, Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:36am
OC=2OP-288

OC+OP=136,395

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**Cole**, Friday, February 12, 2010 at 11:43am
I don't understand this equation that you have here?

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**bobpursley**, Friday, February 12, 2010 at 12:11pm
Those equations are what the problem states, that is all. OC is the one candiadate, OP is the opposing candidate.

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