250 bananas were equally among a certain number of students. If there were 25 more students, each would have received half the number. Find the number of total students.

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justaguide eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Let the number of students be N. When 250 bananas are equally distributed among N students each of them gets twice as many bananas than if the bananas had been distributed among N + 25 students. This gives:

`250/N = 2*(250/(N + 25))`

=> N + 25 = 2N

=> N = 25

There are a total of 25 students.