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− | Because <math>x=-15,13</math>, there are <math>13</math> girls, <math>15</math> boys, and <math>13+15=\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 28}</math> students. | + | Because <math>x=-15,13</math>, and there cannot be a negative amount of students, there are <math>13</math> girls, <math>13+2=15</math> boys, and <math>13+15=\boxed{\textbf{(B)}\ 28}</math> students. |
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Problem
On the last day of school, Mrs. Awesome gave jelly beans to her class. She gave each boy as many jelly beans as there were boys in the class. She gave each girl as many jelly beans as there were girls in the class. She brought jelly beans, and when she finished, she had six jelly beans left. There were two more boys than girls in her class. How many students were in her class?
Solution
If there are girls, then there are boys. She gave each girl jellybeans and each boy jellybeans, for a total of jellybeans. She gave away jellybeans.
Because , and there cannot be a negative amount of students, there are girls, boys, and students.
See Also
2009 AMC 8 (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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