There are 812 students in a school. There are 36 more girls than boys. How many girls are there?

Let b be boys

Let g be girls

We're given two equations:

b - b + 2g = 812 + 36

The b's cancel:

2g = 848

Divide each side by 2:

2g/2 = 848/2

g =

To find b, we put g= 424 into equation 1:

b + 424 = 812

b = 812 - 424

b =

Let b be boys

Let g be girls

We're given two equations:

- b + g = 812
- g = b + 36

- b + g = 812

- -b + g = 36

b - b + 2g = 812 + 36

The b's cancel:

2g = 848

Divide each side by 2:

2g/2 = 848/2

g =

**424**To find b, we put g= 424 into equation 1:

b + 424 = 812

b = 812 - 424

b =

**388**
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