the eighth grade at byrnade Junior high school has 464 students. There are 212 more boys than girls. how many boys are there?
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elgoogly 7 months ago
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Answer: 338 boys

1) Formulate an equation

The total students at Byrnade Junior High School is 464. Let girls equal x. If girls equal x and there are 212 more boys than girls, then boys should equal 212 + x. (212 + x) and x equal 464. Therefore, our equation would be (212 + x) + x = 464.

2) Isolate the variable

Simplify the equation to 212 + 2x = 464. Subtrac 212 on both sides to get 2x = 252. Divide 2 on both sides to get x = 126.

3) Plug the variable

Because x = 126, we can plug 126 into (212 + x) + x = 464 to get (212 + 126) + 126 = 464. We need to primarily focus on (212 + 126), because the question is asking for how many boys are there. 212 + 126 = 338. So, your answer should be 338 boys.

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