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Stage: 4 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:2 Challenge Level:2
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In Miss Quaffley's class, one third of the pupils bring a teddy bear to school. Last term, each boy took 12 books out of the library, each girl took 17 books and each teddy bear took 9 books.

In total 305 books were taken out. How many girls are there in Miss Quaffley's class?

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This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.