6th grade math
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The ratio of the number of adults to the number of students at the prom has to be 1:10. There are 477 more students than adults. How many adults are at the prom?
1/2x+477=10/2x?

if there are x adults, there are 10x students.
10x = x+477
Not sure where the 2x came from, or why the divisions. 
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