# Ex 2.2, 10 - Chapter 2 Class 8 Linear Equations in One Variable

Last updated at June 21, 2018 by Teachoo

Last updated at June 21, 2018 by Teachoo

Ex 2.2, 10 The number of boys and girls in a class are in the ratio 7 : 5. The number of boys is 8 more than the number of girls. What is the total class strength?Given that Number of Boyβs and Girlβs in a class are in the ratio 7:5 (ππ’ππππ ππ π΅ππ¦π )/(ππ’ππππ ππ πΊππππ )=7/5 Let the number of boys in the class = 7x & the number of girls in the class = 5x Given that number of boys is 8 more than the number of girls. Number of Boys = Number of Girls + 8 7x = 5x + 8 7x β 5x = 8 2x = 8 x = 4 Therefore, Number of Boys = 7x = 7 Γ 4 = 28 & Number of Girls = 5x = 5 Γ 4 = 20 Total class strength = Number of boys + Number of Girls = 28 + 20 = 48 Students