# algebra

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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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