A guitar manufacturer spent $89 million on the production of acoustic and electric guitars in 1999. If the amount the company spent producing acoustic guitars was $50 million more than it spent on producing electric guitars, how much in fact did the company spend producing electric guitars?

Let's say the manufacturer spent $X million in production of acoustic guitars and $Y million for electric guitars in 1999. so the total is X + Y = 89. This is the first equation.

We know that the company spent producing acoustic guitars was ?$50 million more than it spent on producing electric? guitars. From here we can write down the second equation as: X = Y + 50.

let's write both equations as follow:

X + Y = 89

X= Y + 50

Let's replace X in the first equation with "Y+50", so we can calculate the value of Y:

Y+50 +Y= 89

2Y+50 = 89

2Y + 50 -50 = 89-50

2Y = 39

2Y/2 = 39/2

**Y = 19.5 (company spent $19.5 million in production of electric guitars in 1999).**

**X = Y + 50 = $19.5 +$50 =$69.5 (company spent $69.5 million in production of acoustic guitars in 1999).**