I've been trying to figure this out for a long time.
Maya and Sally were the two finalists in a singing competition. The person with the most votes from the audience was chosen as the winner. Sally received 25% of the total votes and lost by 62,500 votes. No person in the audience was allowed to vote more than once. The equation below represents this situation, where y is the total number of votes cast and x is the number of votes Maya received.
x - 62,500 = 0.25y
If a total of 125,000 people voted, how many votes did Maya receive? Do not enter comma for placeholder values.

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Solve for x by plugging in y:
x - 62,500 = 0.25(125,000)
x - 62,500 = 31,250
x = 93,750

how do you do that? I'm really confused. Can you do it for me?

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