Posted by Troy on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:26pm.
Total of 92 students in the school band. There are 16 more girls than boys in the band. How many girls are in the band?

Math  Alex, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:29pm
76 girls

Math  Ms. Sue, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:37pm
Alex is wrong.
Let x = the number of girls
x + x + 16 = 92
2x + 16 = 92
2x = 92 + 16
2x = 108
x = 54

Math  Troy, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:51pm
But 54 and 16 doesnt equal 92

Math  Reiny, Monday, February 13, 2012 at 6:02pm
Ms Sue probably meant to say
let x = the number of boys
then x+16 is the number of girls
x + x+16 = 92
2x = 9216
2x=76
x = 38
the number of boys is 38
the number of girls is 54
check:
do they add up to 92 ? YES
are there 16 more girls than boys ? YES
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