# Math

The marsh family took a vacation that covered a total distance of 1356 miles. The return trip was 284 miles shorter than the first part of the trip. How long was the return trip?

My answer is
1356-284= 1072

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1. The problem states that the total distance was 1356 miles -- so we assume that was the round trip mileage.

x + x + 284 = 1356

2x = 1072

x = 536

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4. X+X-284 = 1356
2x-284+284(cancel out). 1356-284
2x÷2(cancel out) 1640÷2 = 820
Check
820+820-284 = 1356

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5. Total distance= 1356
2 parts of the trip
x= return trip

1356=2x-284
+284 +284
1640=2x
2 2

820=x

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