Posted by **ariel** on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:28pm.

ok this is in my practice book. there are 33 students in the chess club. there are five more boys than girls in the club. write and solve a system of equations to find the number of boys and girls in the chess club?

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**bobpursley**, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:29pm
B+G=33

B-5=G

or

B+G=33

B-G=5

then solve. I would solve by adding the equations, or

2B=38 then solve.

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**Ms. Sue**, Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 7:30pm
x + x + 5 = 33

2x = 33 - 5

2x = 28

x = 14

Proof:

14 + 19 = 33

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