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In a class of 50 students, the number of women is 2 more than five times the number of men. How many women are in the class?

  • algebra -

    The key is to define your variables.

    number of men ---- x
    number of women ---- 5x + 2

    Now it is easy, let me know what you got.

  • algebra -

    Let no. of men be x
    No. of women = 5x + 2

    Total students = No. of men + women
    50=x + 5x+2
    48=6x
    x=8
    No. of women = 5x + 2
    = 5 * 8 + 2
    =42 (ans)

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