Posted by **Poochie** on Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:38pm.

Use the five steps for problem solving.

Enrollment at a particular online university is 11,600. There are seven times as many students who work full time as there are students who do not. How many students work full time and how many do not?

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:48pm
Didn't you understand my answer to your previous post about this question?

http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1310338720

Instead of reposting a question that's already been answered, please ask your questions about it in the same thread.

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**Poochie**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 7:49pm
No, Ms. Sue I did not.

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**Ms. Sue**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 8:02pm
Which part of this do you not understand?

Let x = the number of students who do not work full time.

x + 7x = 11,600

8x = 11,600

x = 1,450

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**Reiny**, Sunday, July 10, 2011 at 8:24pm
Try this:

Let the number of students who do not work be x

then the number of students who work = 11600-x

You said:

"There are seven times as many students who work full time as there are students who do not"

or

The number of students who work is 7 times the number of students who don't work ----> 11600 - x = 7x

or 7x + x = 11600

which is the equation that Ms Sue gave you

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