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Tom and Max have 72 football cards.Tom has 2 more than 4 times as many cards as Max has. How many football cards does Tom have?

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  1. Tom = T
    Max = M
    T + M = 72
    T = 4M + 2
    Substitute
    1(4M + 2) + M = 72
    4M + M + 2 = 72
    5M + 2 = 72
    5M = 70
    M = 14

    T = 4M + 2
    T = 4(14) + 2
    T = 58

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  2. Tom has 58 cards

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