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There are x students in Mrs. Schwartz's thirdgrade class. One less than half the students have blue eyes. Six fewer children have green eyes than have blue eyes. The rest of the students have brown eyes. How many students have brown eyes?
a. 7
b. 8
c. (x/2)7
d. x7
e. x8
please answer and explain

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Steve
blue: x/2  1
green = blue6
brown = x  blue  green
= x  (x/2  1)  ((x/2  1)6)
= 8
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