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Question 588603: Faye is 31 years older than her daughter Ilana, but 2 years younger than her husband Leo. If the sum of their three ages is 100, how old is Ilana?
Is someone able to explain how I go about working this figure out please? Many thanks.
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Question 589686: A woman is twice as old as her daughter. Five years ago the sum of their ages was 44. What are their present ages? I came up with x being the daughters age and 2x as the mothers age so i put it into the equation
x+5+2x+5=44
3x=54
x=18
mums age:36
daughters age:18
but i dont know if this their current age or their age five years ago im confused can u please help me!!
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Question 590281: Write an algebraic expression for the following situation.
Sam is three times as old as his brother Brian was 2 years ago. Brian is m years old now. How old is Sam?
Expression _________________
I thought 3m2= sam's age would work, but when you plug in #s such as 16, you get a huge age gap that makes it seem wrong....any thoughts?
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Question 590281: Write an algebraic expression for the following situation.
Sam is three times as old as his brother Brian was 2 years ago. Brian is m years old now. How old is Sam?
Expression _________________
I thought 3m2= sam's age would work, but when you plug in #s such as 16, you get a huge age gap that makes it seem wrong....any thoughts?
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Question 590665: using ages 12, 40, and 38 write an equation that models how old in years each of you will be, when your ages add up to 150 years old
(y + a) + (y + a) + (y + a) = 150 yrs.
(12 + a) + (40 + a) + (38 + a) = 150 yrs.
90 + a3 = 150 yrs.
This is what I came up with is it right?
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Question 591113: I have two books on my shelf. The one about Jeanette is 50 years older than the one about Nelson. In 40 years from now, the one about Jeanette will be twice as old as the one about Nelson. Using one unknown, find the current age of the book about Nelson.
Let x=book about Nelson. Then x + 40 = future age of Nelson book
Now what?
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Question 592761: Using the number 32 and 13. At some point during the lives of you and the youngest person, your age will be three times his/her age at that moment. Write an equation which models how old in years each of you will be when you are three times as old as the younger person.
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