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# The number of boys in a class is 5 less than twice the number of girls in the class if the total number of boys is 23 find the total number of students in the class

**Given: **Number of boys is 5 less than twice the number of girls.

Total boys are 23

**To do: **Find the number of students in the class.

**Solution:**

Number of boys = $23$

Number of girls = $x$

Convert his into equation,

$ 23 = 2 x - 5$

rewrite,

$2 x - 5 = 23$

$2 x = 23 + 5$

$2 x = 28$

$ x = \frac{28}{ 2}$

$ x = 14$

**So, the number of girls = 14**

Total number students = Number of boys $+$ Number of girls

= $23 + 14 = 37$

**So, total number students = 37
**

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