Posted by **MAG** on Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:33pm.

ONE CLASS HAS 9 FEWER BOYS THAN GIRLS.TOGETHER THERE ARE 33 STUDENTS. WHAT IS THE NUMBER OF BOYS IN THE CLASS? THE NUMBER OF GIRLS?

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**Ms. Sue**, Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:55pm
Let G = girls

G + G - 9 = 33

2G = 24

G = 24/2

G = ?

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**PsyDAG**, Monday, October 10, 2011 at 12:56pm
First, please do not use all capitals. Online it is like SHOUTING. Not only is it rude, but it is harder to understand. Thank you.

Let x = # boys, then x + 9 = # of girls

x + x + 9 = 33

Solve for x, then x + 9.

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