NCERT - Mathematics

Book: NCERT - Mathematics

Chapter: 2. Linear Equations in One Variable

Subject: Maths - Class 8th

Q. No. 10 of Exercises 2.2

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The number of boys and girls in a class are in the ratio 7:5. The number of boys is 8 more than the number of girls. What is the total class strength?

Let the number of boy and girls be 7x and 5x respectively.

Then, 7x = 5x + 8


7x - 5x = 8


2x = 8


X = 4


Therefore, the number of girls is 20 and the number of boys is 28. The total class strength is 48.


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