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anonymous 4 years ago The average of two numbers, a and b, is given by: A=a+b/2 If the average of two numbers is 73, and if one of the numbers is 59, then what is the other number? Please show all of your work.

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1. Mertsj

Did you plug in the numbers?

2. Mertsj

Did you plug in the numbers?

3. anonymous

I tried plugging it but I am having hard time

4. Mertsj

$A=\frac{a+b}{2}$ $73=\frac{59+b}{2}$ Multiply both sides by 2 $146=59+b$ subtract 59 from both sides $87=b$

5. anonymous

Thanks

6. Mertsj

yw

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