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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?

Answer :

Given ratio 7:5

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

Then, 7x = 5x + 8

7x - 5x = 8

2x = 8

x = 4

Also,

7x = 7(4) = 28

5x = 5(4) = 20

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

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