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anonymous
 one year ago
Mrs. Ward has a bag of candies for her class. If she gives each student 8 candies, she will have 4 candies left. If she gives only 5 candies to each student, she will have 40 candies left. How many students are there in the class?
anonymous
 one year ago
Mrs. Ward has a bag of candies for her class. If she gives each student 8 candies, she will have 4 candies left. If she gives only 5 candies to each student, she will have 40 candies left. How many students are there in the class?

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GenericNoodles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ooo this is tricky. So we know if she gave each student 8 candies, she would have four left. Now if she takes 3 candies from per student, after she hands them out she will have 40 left.

GenericNoodles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'm not used to these kind of problems, but I think what we should do first is find the constant rate of the first part.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think the answer might be 12

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.012 x 5 = 60 which would leave 40 12 x 8 = 96 which would leave 4

GenericNoodles
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Good thinking! It would have taken me longer, but yes that is correct. That concludes that there are 90 pieces of candy, and 12 students.
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