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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
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    Did you plug in the numbers?

  2. Mertsj
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    Did you plug in the numbers?

  3. anonymous
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    I tried plugging it but I am having hard time

  4. Mertsj
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    \[A=\frac{a+b}{2}\] \[73=\frac{59+b}{2}\] Multiply both sides by 2 \[146=59+b\] subtract 59 from both sides \[87=b\]

  5. anonymous
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    Thanks

  6. Mertsj
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    yw

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