# Out of the original girls and boys at a carnival party 40% of the girls and 10% of the boys left early, 3/4 of them decided to hang out and enjoy the festivities. There were 18 more boys than girls in the party. How many girls were there to begin with?

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Oct 4, 2016

If I have interpreted this question correctly, it describes an impossible situation.

#### Explanation:

If

If we represent the original number of girls as

and the original number of boys as

...BUT we are told