Posted by **jill** on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:40pm.

A choir is singing at a festival. On the first night 12 choir members were absent,so the choir stood in 5 equal rows. On the second night only one member was absent, so they stood in 6 equal rows. the same number of people stood in each row each night. How many members are in the choir?

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**Lila**, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 10:47pm
I hope this helps!

37-12=25 5 rows of 5

37-1=36 6 rows of 6

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**Reiny**, Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 11:11pm
from the first data:

it has to be a multiple of 5 + 12, could be

17 22 27 32 37 42 47 ...

from the 2nd data:

it has to be a multiple of 6 + 1 , could be

7 13 19 25 31 37 43 ..

ahhh, 37 is found in both , which is also Lila's answer.

There were 37 choir members

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