# SOLUTION: please help me solve. The students in my class are wearing 6 more green shirts than yellow shirts. The ratio of green shirts to yellow shirts is 5:3. Find the total number of s

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 Question 639422: please help me solve. The students in my class are wearing 6 more green shirts than yellow shirts. The ratio of green shirts to yellow shirts is 5:3. Find the total number of shirtsAnswer by ankor@dixie-net.com(15645)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!The students in my class are wearing 6 more green shirts than yellow shirts. The ratio of green shirts to yellow shirts is 5:3. Find the total number of shirts. : Find this using a multiplier, let x = the multiplier then 5x = no. of green shirts 3x = no. of yellow and 8x = total number of shirts : "wearing 6 more green shirts than yellow shirts." 5x = 3x + 6 we know = replace 5x with (3x+6) = Cross multiply 5(3x) = 3(3x+6) 15x = 9x + 18 15x - 9x = 18 6x = 18 x = 18/6 x = 3 is the multiplier therefore 8(3) = 24 total number of shirts c