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# There are 27 pupils. There are twice as many boys than girls. how many boys and girls are there

EllenaCabatu
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There are 27 pupils. There are twice as many boys than girls. how many boys and girls are there

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youngster

no. of boys=2x no.of girls=x total no. of pupils=2x+x 27=3x 27/3=x x=no.of girls=9 no.of boys =2x=2*9=18

Mar 26, 2000 12:55

let x = the numbers of girls thus the numbers of boys = 2x x + 2x = 27 3x = 27 x = 9 2x = 2 . 9 =18 girls = 9 & boys = 18