# A group of boys and girls have a school trip to a zoo. If #3/8# of the group is girls and boys minus girls is 127 what is the total count of children?

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Apr 3, 2017

Let total number of children at the zoo be

By the problem there are 124 boys more than the girls.

So

Apr 3, 2017

total children count is 496

#### Explanation:

Let the count of girls be

Let the count of boys be

Let the total count be

Proportion of girls given as

This means that the proportion of boys is

Thus

It is determined that