Algebra
posted by Poochie .
Use the five steps for problem solving.
Enrollment at a particular online university is 11,600. There are seven times as many students who work full time as there are students who do not. How many students work full time and how many do not?

Didn't you understand my answer to your previous post about this question?
http://www.jiskha.com/display.cgi?id=1310338720
Instead of reposting a question that's already been answered, please ask your questions about it in the same thread. 
No, Ms. Sue I did not.

Which part of this do you not understand?
Let x = the number of students who do not work full time.
x + 7x = 11,600
8x = 11,600
x = 1,450 
Try this:
Let the number of students who do not work be x
then the number of students who work = 11600x
You said:
"There are seven times as many students who work full time as there are students who do not"
or
The number of students who work is 7 times the number of students who don't work > 11600  x = 7x
or 7x + x = 11600
which is the equation that Ms Sue gave you