Math
posted by Troy on .
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?

76 girls

Alex is wrong.
Let x = the number of girls
x + x + 16 = 92
2x + 16 = 92
2x = 92 + 16
2x = 108
x = 54 
But 54 and 16 doesnt equal 92

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