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Eva and Liam are reading a novel in their English class Liam has read 17 less pages than Eva has if they read 265 pages combined how many pages has Liam read?

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Eva has read 141 pages and Liam has read 124 pages.Step-by-step explanation:Let, Pages read by Eva = xPages read by Liam = yAccording to given statement;x+y=265   Eqn 1y=x-17   Eqn 2Putting value of y from Eqn 2 in Eqn 1[tex]x+(x-17)=265\\x+x-17=265\\2x-17=265\\2x=265+17\\2x=282[/tex]Dividing both sides by 2[tex]\frac{2x}{2}=\frac{282}{2}\\x=141[/tex]Putting x=141 in Eqn 2[tex]y=141-17\\y=124[/tex]Eva has read 141 pages and Liam has read 124 pages.Keywords: Linear equation, substitution methodLearn more about linear equations at:brainly.com/question/7294502brainly.com/question/7449065#LearnwithBrainly