By air, the distance from Melbourne, Australia, to Cairo, Egypt, is 2338 miles more than the distance from Madrid, Spain, to Bangkok, Thailand. If the total of these distances is 15,012 miles, find the distance from Madrid to Bangkok.

let x=distance from Madrid to Bangkok

therefore the distance from Melbourne to Cairo is x+2338 (this distance is 2338 miles

*more*than the distance x from Madrid to Bangkok)the total of these distances is 15,012 miles

x+(x+2338)=15,012

2x+2338=15,012

2x=12,674

x=6,337 miles

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