# SOLUTION: The total number of students in Year 8 at a high school is 180. There are 24 more girls than boys. How many boys are there??

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Linear Equations And Systems Word Problems Question 634524: The total number of students in Year 8 at a high school is 180. There are 24 more girls than boys. How many boys are there??Answer by Maths68(1474)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Let Boys=b Girls=g Total Number of Students = 180 b+g=180..................(1) There are 24 more girls than boys g=24+b....................(2) Substitute the value of g from (1) to (2) b+24+b=180 b+24+b=180 2b=180-24 2b=156 2b/2=156/2 b=78 Put the value of b in (2) g=24+b g=24+78 g=102 Boys=b=78 Girls=g=102