# SOLUTION: high school graduating class is made up of 466 students. There are 212 more girls than boys. How many boys are in the class?

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 Question 685: high school graduating class is made up of 466 students. There are 212 more girls than boys. How many boys are in the class?Answer by liz_gcmama(8)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Let's make the number of girls g and the number of boys b. There are 212 more girls than boys so: If we substitute this value for g into the first equation we get: Get rid of the brackets: Add like terms: Subtract 212 from each side: Divide by 2: So the number of boys in the class is 127.