Miesha asked in Math

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

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Ankita Agarwal answered this

Dear Student,
Let each boy have to carry =x tablesSo, According to question 5x=4x+25x=4x+85x-4x=8x=8So , total number of tables be= 5×8=40 tables