# A class of 19 pupils has five more girls than boys. Let #n# the number of boys. What would be the equation that expresses the total number of students?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 2, 2016

Solving gives 7 boys and 12 girls.

#### Explanation:

First write an expression for the number of boys and

another for the number of girls.

Let the number of boys be

The number of girls is

There are 19 students altogether.

(Boys + girls makes 19)

#2n + 5 = 19)

n = 7.