# SOLUTION: 300 apples r distributed equally among a certain no of stdudents had there been 10 more students each would have recd 1 apple less find number of students.

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 Question 693290: 300 apples r distributed equally among a certain no of stdudents had there been 10 more students each would have recd 1 apple less find number of students.Answer by stanbon(60778)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!300 apples r distributed equally among a certain no of stdudents had there been 10 more students each would have recd 1 apple less find number of students. -------- Let the original # of students be "x"; 300/x = k 300/(x+10) = k-1 ------ Substitute for "k" and solve for "x": --- 300/(x+10) = (300/x)-1 ---- 300/(x+10) = (300-x)/x ---- 300x = 300x-x^2+3000-10x ------- -x^2-10x+3000 = 0 --- Positive solution: x = 50 (original # of students) ================================== Cheers, Stan H. ======================