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In a town election the winning candidate had 220 more votes that the loser. If 810 votes were cst in all, how many votes did each candidate receive?

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    Let x be the number of votes received by the winner. The loser got x-220.

    x + x - 220 = 810
    2x = 1030
    Divide both sides of the equation by 2 for the answer.

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