#1**+6 **

So, let b = # of boys and g = # of girls.

1/3 of b = 2/5 g, every boy has a girl to pair up with and vice versa in the group.

b/3 = 2g/5

b + g = 88

We can write a variable in terms of the other, like this: b = 88 - g

(88 - g) / 3 = 2g / 5

440 - 5g = 6g

440 = 11g

Hmm, nice!

g = 440 / 11 = 40

So, there are 40 girls.

Then, there are 88 - 40 = **48 bois!**

CentsLord Jul 10, 2020