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Mrs. Roland distributed a bag of skittles to her students. She gave each student five skittles, then ate the 8 that remained in the bag. If there were originally143 skittles in the bag. How many students does she have?

Guest Feb 7, 2019

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**Mrs. Roland distributed a bag of skittles to her students. She gave each student five skittles, **

**then ate the 8 that remained in the bag. **

**If there were originally143 skittles in the bag. How many students does she have?**

Let s = students

\(\begin{array}{|rcll|} \hline 5s+8 &=& 143\\ 5s &=& 143 - 8\\ 5s &=& 135\\ s&=& 27 \\ \hline \end{array} \)

She does have **27 **students.

heureka Feb 7, 2019