Larry’s band recently had a 4 city tour that ends in Burbank. Larry’s band played to at least 44,000 people. If they had 12,450 fans attend in Denver, 13,900 in Las Vegas, 7,650 people in Reno, how many fans attended Larry’s bands last concert in Boston?
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The band played to 44,000 people total in the four cities.
They played to 12,450 people in Denver.
They played to 13,900 people in Las Vegas.
They played to 7,650 people in Reno.
How many people did they play to in Boston?
Let the number of people in Boston be " x " .
We know the total is 44,000 , so...
12,450 + 13,900 + 7,650 + x = 44,000 To solve for x , combine like terms on the left.
34,000 + x = 44,000 Subtract 34,000 from both sides of the equation.
x = 10,000