Do my math for me! D:< (Um, I mean, please help me?)
The three Math Idol judges have been eliminating contestants all day! The number of onestep equations and twostep equations who have been eliminated today is equal to 1150. If three times the number of onestep equations minus twice the number of twostep equations is equal to 1300, how many onestep equations auditioned today?
a. 1300
b. 1120
c. 708
d. 412
...... wut

Define your variables first. It always helps.

But what do I do after that!?

I managed to get to 3y = 1300 + 2x, because you're supposed to isolate the y value, correct? So what now? I'm supposed to divide both sides by 3, right? But I can't do that... can I?
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Well, if x = 1150 then 2x = 2300.
so 3y = 1300 + 2300.
3y = 3600
y = 1200
Just to check
3600  2300 = 1300.

... And so, 1300 is the answer?

no. Because you messed up saying x = 1150. x + y = 1150.

I don't understand why that is correct in words, what would that mean?
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