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Hello I have another word problem (yuckkkk) Please help.
A group has equal number of male and female. If 12 more males join the group and 7 females leave the group, then there will be 2 times more males than females.
 one year ago
 one year ago
Hello I have another word problem (yuckkkk) Please help. A group has equal number of male and female. If 12 more males join the group and 7 females leave the group, then there will be 2 times more males than females.
 one year ago
 one year ago

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miszeryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Using simple linear equation with one unknown.
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Let initially the no. of males= no. of females be "x" If 12 more males join the group and 7 females leave the group, no. of males now= (x+12) no. of females now= (x7) Do you get this part?
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ash2326Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
then there will be 2 times more males than females. so x+12=2(x7) Can you solve this for x?
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miszeryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
my first though was x+12+x7=3x
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miszeryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im obviously wrong lol i hate word probs
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miszeryBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh ok I see, I can solve for x now I just needed the equation.... I got mislead by thinking about the group as a whole
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