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Two classes have a total of 50 students. One of the classes has 6 more students than the other. How many students are in the larger class.

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x = the number of students in the smaller class

y = the number of student in the larger class

Now we can write the following system of equations:

x + y = 50

y = x + 6


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x = 22 students

y = 28 students

The larger class has 28 students.

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