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by kaf » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Hi could you please help me out with this question

In a certain class the boys were reduced by 20% and the girls by 30%. After the reduction the total number of students in the class is 260. How many students were in the class before the reduction?

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by krisraam » Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:17 pm
Let the no of boys be x and girls be y

8x + 7y = 2600

x and y need to be an integer.

x = 150 and y = 200.

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Raama