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    Another word problem..

    Hi guys & gals,

    I require some assistance with the following word problem:

    There are 151 residents in a town. There are 17 more women than men and 30 more children than women.
    How many women are there?


    Its looks pretty straight forward, i even figured out answers that will satisfy the above, however im stumped when it comes to translating this into an equation. In addition the solution i came to are 29 Men, 46 Women and 76 Children.

    Your assistance is highly appreciated.
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    Re: Another word problem..

    m+w+c = 151

    m = w-17

    c = w+30

    (w-17) + w + (w+30) = 151

    w = 46 , which matches your solution
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    Re: Another word problem..

    Interesting...that makes the world of sence.

    Thank you so much.
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