This is a fifth grade class

Hi, Wyatt.

You can solve this problem by using a proportion, comparing absent students to total students.

absent
12 1

total x = 10 (the equal sign is supposed to be in the middle, but I can't do that here)

In a proportion, the cross products are equal. That is:

12 * 10 = 1 * x

120 = x

There are 120 students in the class.

## Comments

The way the question is worded is a little ambiguous, but Robert may be right. The answer is 120 if you are looking for the TOTAL number of students in the class. The answer is 120 - 12 = 108 if you are looking for the number of students currently present in class.