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?

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

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**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

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

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**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 = 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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