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Let the total number of students in school be 'x' Now, boys will be = 5/8*x = 5x/8 therefore, 240+5x/8 = x on transposing 5x/8 to RHS 240 = x - 5x/8 8*240 = 8x-5x 640 = x HENCE, number of boys in school are 5x/8 = 5*640/8 = 400 HOPE ......... you will understand it