Posted by **Theresa** on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 9:52pm.

Ms. Ervine has a basket of grapes.

If she gives 6 grapes to each of her students, she will have 2 grapes left.

If she gives 7 grapes to each of her students, she will have to buy 11 more grapes.

A) How many students does Ms. Ervine have?

B) How many grapes are in the basket?

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**Reiny**, Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 11:06pm
number of students : n

number of grapes : x

6n + 2 = x

7n - 11 = x

7n - 11 = 6n + 2

n = 13

x = 6(13)+2 = 80

she has 13 students and 80 grapes

check:

6 grapes: 6(13) = 78 , she has 2 left over

7 grapes: 7(13) = 91 , she is 11 short

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