# 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 school?

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Let, the total number of students be x

Number of boys students = x - 5x/8 = 3x/8

ATQ, 5x/8 - 3x/8 = 120

or, 2x/8 = 120

or, 2x = 120 x 8

or, x = 960/2

or, x = 480

Therefore the total strength of the school is 480.

girls=5/8x

boys=x-5/8x=3/8x

3/8x+120=5/8x

120=5/8x-3/8x

120=2/8x

120=1/4x

120*4=x

x=480

total student is 480