HELP PLEASE: Connie spent $3 less than twice what Brenda spent. Connie spent $81. how much did Brenda spend?

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HELP PLEASE: Connie spent $3 less than twice what Brenda spent. Connie spent $81. how much did Brenda spend?

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If Brenda's spending is x, then Connie's spending can be expressed as y=2x-3. Plugging in that Connie spent $81 gives us 81=2x-3. Solve for x.
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