# For a field trip 4 students rode in cars and the rest filled nine buses. How many students were in each bus if 472 students were on the trip?

##### 1 Answer
Mar 16, 2018

$52$ students were in each bus.

#### Explanation:

First, you start with the equation:

$9 x + 4 = 472$

Since four students rode in cars, you want to eliminate this part of the problem to find how many students actually rode in the buses

So you would subtract $4$ from both sides and get:

$9 x = 468$

Finally, you would divide both sides by $9$ and get $52$ students on each bus