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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?

Q.10 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?

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Let us assume the number of boys and the number of girls is 7x and 5x.

According to the given data in the question,

7x = 5x + 8

Transposing 5x to the LHS we get,

7x - 5x = 8

2x = 8

Dividing both sides by 2

x = 4

Hence number of boys = 7$\times$4 = 28

and number of girls = 5$\times$4 = 20

So total number of students = 28 + 20 = 48.

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