If I am reading your post right and there is no more to the problem: A = O - 47628 Key phrase here is "votes less then" meaning taking it away from.  It wants you to solve for O so you add 47628 to A to get O   O = A + 47628

The rules are as follows: If you can remember this phrase, you should be good. Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally P = Parenthesis E = Exponents M = Multiplication D = Division A = Addition S = Subtraction Once you have done the first four, combining like terms comes with addition and...

If you have a trinomial (ax^2 + bx + c) you have to break it down into two binomials  For example x^2 + 5x + 6 If a = 1 then the product of the two numbers equaling c must add up b 6 = 2*3 ............... so 2+3 = 5 thus (x+3)(x+2) If a is...

First, this is a Distance = rate * time equation problem First you have 45mph at an x amount of hours and 60 mph at a y amount of hours.  The total trip including her stay was 43 hours. From that we can conclude x + y + 10 = 43 We also can conclude that D = 45(x) and...

No, and this is why. If you were to plot that point, you would start at the origin and go left two, down one.  Looking at the Cartesian Plane, a horizontal line going through that point would occur at  y = -1