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Posted by 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 - , Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:29pm

    76 girls

  • Math - , 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 - , Monday, February 13, 2012 at 5:51pm

    But 54 and 16 doesnt equal 92

  • Math - , 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 = 92-16
    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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