# SOLUTION: lesie is 4 years older than john. the sum of their ages is 32. How old is Leslie? How old is John?

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 Question 80990: lesie is 4 years older than john. the sum of their ages is 32. How old is Leslie? How old is John?Answer by praseenakos@yahoo.com(507)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!QUESTION: lesie is 4 years older than john. the sum of their ages is 32. How old is Leslie? How old is John? ANSWER: Assume age of John is = x years. Then age of Lesie = x + 4 Sum of their age is 32 ==> x + x + 4 = 32 ==> 2x + 4 = 32 Subtract 4 from both sides (Here we need to find the value of x....for that bring all other terms other than x) ==> 2x + 4 - 4 = 32 - 4 ==> 2x = 28 Divide both sides of the equation by 2 ==> 2x/2 = 28/2 ==> x = 14 That age of John, x = 14 years. Age of Lesie = x + 4 = 14 + 4 = 18 years. To check your answer, it is given that sum of their age is 32.... here also 14 + 18 = 32 Hence the solution. Hope you found this method useful Regards. Praseena.