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Together, Misty and Keith caught 29 fish. Keith caught 5 fewer fish than Misty. How many did they each catch?

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Let M = Misty

M + M-5 = 29

2M = 29 + 5

2M = 34

M = 17

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I have no idea.
Can it be done?I don't know I'm in third grade.
This problem was on a paper in school and
even she didn't know how to do it.

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