# Math

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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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OC=2OP-288
OC+OP=136,395

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I don't understand this equation that you have here?

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Those equations are what the problem states, that is all. OC is the one candiadate, OP is the opposing candidate.

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