# SOLUTION: 6. If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue? A. 8 B. 10 C. 14 D. 19 E. 21

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 Click here to see ALL problems on expressions Question 180693: 6. If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue? A. 8 B. 10 C. 14 D. 19 E. 21 Answer by stanbon(57203)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!If Leah is 6 years older than Sue, and John is 5 years older than Leah, and the total of their ages is 41. Then how old is Sue? ------------------ NOW DATA: Let Sue be x yrs. old Then Leah is x+6 yrs old And John is x+11 yrs old ------------------------------- Equation: x + x+6 + x+11 = 41 3x + 17 = 41 3x = 24 x = 8 yrs old (Sue's age) =========================== Cheers, Stan H. ============ A. 8 B. 10 C. 14 D. 19 E. 21