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suny ridge elemantrayschool was collecting ans for a food drive . the first few days of the drive , they collected 103 cans. they collected 5 more cans on the first day than the second day . how many cans did they collected each day?

___first day ___ second day

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    let x = cans on first day, then x-5 = second day.

    x + x-5 = 103

    Add 5 to both sides and combine terms.

    2x = 108

    Divide both sides by 2.

    x = 54

    x-5 = 49

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