// End script hiding -->
SOLUTION: Romeo is one third as old as his father. Five years ago his father was four times as old as Romeo. How many years old is romeo?
Algebra
->
Customizable Word Problem Solvers
->
Age
-> SOLUTION: Romeo is one third as old as his father. Five years ago his father was four times as old as Romeo. How many years old is romeo?
Log On
Ad:
Over 600 Algebra Word Problems at edhelper.com
Ad:
Mathway
solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!
Word Problems: Age
Word
Solvers
Solvers
Lessons
Lessons
Answers archive
Answers
Click here to see ALL problems on Age Word Problems
Question 301651
:
Romeo is one third as old as his father. Five years ago his father was four times as old as Romeo. How many years old is romeo?
Answer by
ankor@dixie-net.com(18980)
(
Show Source
):
You can
put this solution on YOUR website!
Romeo is one third as old as his father.
r =
f
or
f = 3r
:
Five years ago his father was four times as old as Romeo.
f - 5 = 4(r-5)
f - 5 = 4r - 20
f = 4r - 20 + 5
f = 4r - 15
replace f with 3r
3r = 4r - 15
3r - 4r = -15
-r = -15
r = 15 yrs is R's age
then
3(15) = 45 yrs is Dad's age
:
:
Check solution in the statement:
Five years ago his father was four times as old as Romeo.
45 - 5 = 4(15 - 4)
40 = 4(10)