Miesha asked in Math

Five boys were assigned to help to carry some tables in the classroom. Each boy was given the same number of tables to carry. However,one boy was ill and as a result,each of the remaining 4 boys had to carry extra 2 tables. How many tables did they carry altogether ?

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Shruti Tyagi answered this

Dear student,

Let the number of tablets carried by each boys be 'x'No. of tablets carried by 5 boys=5xWhen one boy was ill, then each boy carried (x+2) tabletsNo. of tablets carried by 4 boys=4x+2Acc. to question,5x=4x+25x=4x+85x-4x=8x=8Thue the no. of tablets carried altogether=5x=5×8=40