The drama club is planning a fieldtrip. Two-thirds of the drama clubwill attend, in addition to 8 teachers.There are 48 people going on thefield trip. Write an equation you canuse to find the number of studentsin the drama club.

Accepted Solution

Answer:[tex]\frac{2}{3}s+8=48[/tex].Step-by-step explanation:If we indicate the amount of students in the drama club as"s", we know that [tex]\frac{2}{3}s[/tex] is attending to the trip.We also know that there are will be 8 teachers in the trip as well.If the total amount of persons that will go on the trip reachs 48, which is the sum of 8 teachers and the [tex]\frac{2}{3}s[/tex] of the students: [tex]\frac{2}{3}s+8=48[/tex].Then, the equation that describes the situation is [tex]\frac{2}{3}s+8=48[/tex]. If we subtract 8 from both sides of the equation, and then we have [tex]\frac{2}{3}s=40[/tex], which means that s=60.