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In a school 5\8 of the students were girls. If the number of girls is 120 more than that of the boys, what is the strength of the school? how many boys are

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Let total students be x and boys be y 5x/8=x-120 5x=8x-960 3x=960 x=320 Total students=320=y+y+120 y=200/2=100 No. of boys=100

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Let the no of girls be x and boys be y then x.
So x=5/8(x+y). Next steps are in pictures below