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How many boys and girls were in the group?

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A group of ten children counted out their haul from trick or treating and found they had 58 sweets.
They shared them out so that each girl got seven sweets and each boy got five.
How many boys and girls were in the group?

posted Jul 5, 2018 by Tapesh Kulkarni

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4 girls & 6 boys

if g- number of girls, b- number of boys
we have
1) b+g=10
2) 7g+5b=58
from 1) & 2) we find out g=4, b=6

answer Jul 5, 2018 by Hanifa Mammadov

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