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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 there?

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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

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