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Eighty people are separated into 2 groups. The first group is 8 less than 3 times as large as the second. Find the number of people in each group.

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    smaller group --- x
    larger group ---- 3x-8

    x + 3x-8 = 80
    4x = 88
    x = 22

    smaller group has 22
    larger has 58

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