# SOLUTION: Leading men. Bob Hope was born 2 years after Clark Gable and 2 years before Henry Fonda. In 1951, after all three of them had their birthdays, the sum of their ages was 144. In w

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 Click here to see ALL problems on Polynomials-and-rational-expressions Question 155655: Leading men. Bob Hope was born 2 years after Clark Gable and 2 years before Henry Fonda. In 1951, after all three of them had their birthdays, the sum of their ages was 144. In what years were they born?Answer by jojo14344(1513)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Of course everyone is welcome to try this problem but see what I got: Remember: ,, : We all know that to know your , you subtract the base year (in this case it's ) to the year you were born: Let ----> the year HF was born so, ---> year CG was born, 2 years before HF -----> year BH was born, 2 years after CG . So we subtract the year each person born from 1951 so we can know their ages that sum up to 144 years. Let's see: ---------------> WORKING EQN ----> ===> Y=1903 & 8 months (August)---> the date & year HF born ===> 1901 & 8 months (August) ----> the date & year CG was born ===> 1903 & 8 months (August) ---> the date & year BH was born. In doubt? See above, let's see their ages: HF: ===> 47 years & 4months CG: ===> 49 years & 4months BH: ===> 47 years & 4months Going back to the condition, the SUM of their ages in 1951 is 144: 47yrs & 4months + 49yrs & 4months + 47yrs & 4months =144 years 143 years & 12 months =144 years 144 years = 144 years thank you, Jojo