Homework Help please!!!?

Okay, I need help on homework. Here it is :

The number of girls at Sky High School is 60 greater than the number of boys. If there are 1250 students all together, how many girls are there? I don't understand how to figure this out. Yeah, I know, it's probably REALLY easy..but I don't get it.

Update:

So Arnold, the answer would be just 655? I think that makes sense.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Girls=x+60

    1250=(x+60)+ Boys

    First subtract the difference of Girls-boys=60

    1250-60=1190

    Then divide by 2 (2 groups of boys and girls)

    1190/2=595

    Therefore there are 595 boys in the school.

    and 595+60=655 girls in the school.

    To check your work 595 +655=1250

    Source(s): My brain.
  • 8 years ago

    GIRLS = X + 60

    Guys = X

    X + 60 + X = 1250

    2X = 1190

    X=595

    GIRLS = X + 60 = 595 + 60.

  • k
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    x + (x+60) = 1250

    so x + x = 1250 -60 (1190)

    1190 / 2 = 595

    x = 595 boys

    and x + 60 = 655 girls

    Source(s): yay i did math, don't expect it again
  • 8 years ago

    did you flunk? did you rush? did you snookm'?

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