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Members of the Computer Club were assessed equal amounts to raise $1200 to buy some software. When 8 new members joined, the per-member assessment was reduced by $7.50. What was the new size of the club?

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    number of original members ---x
    share per member = 1200/x

    number of members now --- x+8
    share per member = 1200/(x+8)

    solve 1200/(x+8) = 7.5

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