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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Need help with this question There are 364 children in a school. There are 18 more girls than boys

There are ......... girls

There are ......... boys


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:33 pm 
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Half the total

182 boys/182 girls, then take 9 (half the difference) off the boys and add to the girls

173 boys / 191 girls

Hope that makes sense :)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:34 pm 
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gilbertstone wrote:
Need help with this question There are 364 children in a school. There are 18 more girls than boys

There are ......... girls

There are ......... boys

Subtract 18 from 364, giving 346
Divide by 2 to give the number of boys (173)
Add the 18 to this to get the number of girls (191)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:36 pm 
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Okanagan wrote:
gilbertstone wrote:
Need help with this question There are 364 children in a school. There are 18 more girls than boys

There are ......... girls

There are ......... boys

Subtract 18 from 364, giving 346
Divide by 2 to give the number of boys (173)
Add the 18 to this to get the number of girls (191)


That's a much better method :?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Thanks for everyone who helped the answer makes perfect sense


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