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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?
 Feb 7, 2019
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\(\text{Number of students} = \dfrac{143-8}{5} = 27\)

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 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.

 

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 Feb 7, 2019

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