# There were a total of 107 students and chaperones on a field trip to the museum. If the number of chaperones was thirteen less than seven times the number of students, what is the number of students?

##### 1 Answer

May 9, 2018

There are

#### Explanation:

So I'll set up an equation to help solve this, with

The bottom equation is essentially saying that students plus chaperones (which equals 13 less than 7 times the number of students) equals 107 people.

You can remove the parentheses from this equation:

And combine like terms:

And divide both sides by

To get:

Because

And to double check:

Meaning that there are