Don L. answered • 09/15/16

Fifteen years teaching and tutoring basic math skills and algebra

Hi A, let x represent the amount spent producing electric guitars. Then the amount spent producing acoustic guitars was x + 50 (million.) Set up an equation and solve.

x + (x + 50) = 89

Solve for x:

x + x + 50 = 89

2x + 50 = 89

Subtract 50 from both sides:

2x = 39

Divide both sides by 2:

x = 19.5

The company spent 19.5 million producing electric guitars.

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