algebra
posted by l on .
In a class of 50 students, the number of women is 2 more than five times the number of men. How many women are in the class?

The key is to define your variables.
number of men  x
number of women  5x + 2
Now it is easy, let me know what you got. 
Let no. of men be x
No. of women = 5x + 2
Total students = No. of men + women
50=x + 5x+2
48=6x
x=8
No. of women = 5x + 2
= 5 * 8 + 2
=42 (ans)