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40% of the students in the class are boys. There are 18 less boys than girls in the class. How many students are in the class total?

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#1badgerAnswered at 2013-03-03 17:49:19
<pre><font face = "Tohoma" size = 4 color = "indigo"><b> Hi 18 less boys than girls Let x and (x+18) represent th enumber of boys and girls respctively Question states*** .40(x + (x+18) = x .40(2x + 18) = x 7.2 = .2x x = 36, the number of boys. Number of girls is 54. Total of 90 students CHECKING our answer*** .40*90 = 36
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