# SOLUTION: There are thirty-three students in the Chess Club. There are five more boys than girls in the club. Write and solve a system of equations to find the number of boys and girls in th

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 Question 603101: There are thirty-three students in the Chess Club. There are five more boys than girls in the club. Write and solve a system of equations to find the number of boys and girls in the Chess Club.Answer by mananth(12270)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!x number of boys y number of girls Total attended x+y = 33 .............1 x-y=5 .............2 Eliminate y Add the two equations 2 x = 38 / 2 x = 19 plug value of x in (1) 1 x + 1 y = 33 19 + 1 y = 33 1 y = 33-19 1 y = 14 y = 14 19 number of boys 14 number of girls m.ananth@hotmail.ca