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ONE CLASS HAS 9 FEWER BOYS THAN GIRLS.TOGETHER THERE ARE 33 STUDENTS. WHAT IS THE NUMBER OF BOYS IN THE CLASS? THE NUMBER OF GIRLS?

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    Let G = girls

    G + G - 9 = 33

    2G = 24

    G = 24/2

    G = ?

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    First, please do not use all capitals. Online it is like SHOUTING. Not only is it rude, but it is harder to understand. Thank you.

    Let x = # boys, then x + 9 = # of girls

    x + x + 9 = 33

    Solve for x, then x + 9.

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