# SOLUTION: West Highschool has 250 fewer students than twice the amount of East Highschool. Together they have 2858 students, how many students does each school have?

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 Question 356069: West Highschool has 250 fewer students than twice the amount of East Highschool. Together they have 2858 students, how many students does each school have?Answer by robertb(4012)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!let w = #students in West, e = # students in East. Then from the given, w = 2e -250. Also, w +e = 2858. from the 2nd equation, w = 2858 - e. Substituting into the 1st equation, 2858 -e = 2e - 250. 3108 = 2e +e, after transposition. 3108 = 3e, 1036 = e, and w = 2858-1036 = 1822.